Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Correction! Safire did not endorse singular 'they'!

Well, you should never blog in haste. Ever-alert reader and lexicographical superstar Ben Zimmer points out:
The "On Language" column about singular "they" was by Patricia T. O'Conner and Stewart Kellerman, guesting for a vacationing Safire.

(I'll be guesting in the Aug. 9 edition, by the way.)
Finding an error on the internet obviously warrants an immediate post, but the bigger message is that Ben will be subbing for Safire.

Image, of course, from here.

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