Sunday, September 27, 2009

WIlliam Safire, RIP

I was sorry to learn just now of the death of William Safire. This blog was in no small part inspired by a frustration with his On Language columns. Our relationship was a rocky one (as is clear here), but his last columns were often the best of his language stuff.


Anonymous said...

A shame. There's already some commentary over at ADS-L, as you probably know, and surely more to come.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Geoff Nathan got it right on ADS just now: "He was a pain, and we'll all miss him."