Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Today I conversed with John McWhorter, my Linguistics professor. …
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Today I conversed with John McWhorter, my Linguistics professor. I surprise him, it seems, since I use "whom" and enjoy the odd bit of Gershwin. He surprised me by not knowing that online journals even existed, let alone the term "weblog."
He lent me his books Losing the Race and (newest) The Power of Babel. When informed that a local Barnes and Noble's had shelved The Power of Babel under "New Age," he said, "Those bounders!"