Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Ben Zimmer, Superstar

Wow. Keith Olbermann just gave Ben Zimmer as his (second) Best Person in the World, for setting the record straight on Walter Cronkite's last name (not) becoming noun for journalists in Dutch and Swedish. See here with links to earlier posts.

Forgive me for quoting crude (and ironic, when it's not ironic here) material, but Wonkette said it so well:
Fuck the Pulitzer. We are talking NOBEL PRIZE here, for awesomeness.
Yes, pure awesomeness.

Kudos, "Mr. Zimmer", kudos.

Update, Tues. noon: Here's the video:

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