Today's must read (to borrow a phrase): Most readers of this blog know Maledicta: The international journal of verbal aggression. It was once a rite of passage for many linguists to publish there, as some Madison faculty did. (Anybody doing fieldwork on a less known language or dialect had an easy paper: "Cursing in [name of language here]".
Maledicta's founder and editor (and the author of many contributions), Reinhold Aman, has just guestposted a long piece to Language Log. It's Aman at his best — he's talking details of the gross mistranslations of the phrase that got Imus fired.