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A Victory For Logophiles

The word nerd wins American Idol!

3 replies on “A Victory For Logophiles”

He’s “enamored with, like, what words mean.”

So, David, what does “like” mean?


I’m a horrible, bitter human being. That having been established: are those really the sorts of word that Americans consider extraordinary?

I wish that they weren’t, but they absolutely are–cf. my “procedure” gaffe in this post.

And Granny, the guy used “chagrin” in his victory speech! I’m not going to begrudge him a few placeholding likes.

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