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A few days

A great pity to be taking time off the week after this blog recorded its greatest number of hits to date, but I have vacation coming and intend to use it. So don’t think that I’ve gone missing. Amuse yourselves with the bloggers listed on the “Smart people” post from June 14, and I’ll be back to opining in a few days.

Posted by John McIntyre at 12:49 PM | | Comments (3)


I'm pretty sure you can thank The Language Log for driving folks here in droves. Heck, I live in Middle River and only came here through the LL post on plagarism and allusion.

But I'm here to stay, I think. :)

Enjoy de vivre.

Does this mean you will have 'gone missing' or merely 'turned up missing' for the next few days? I'm sorry - I've behaved badly and I apologize. Bonne vacance.

JEM: Ah, you'll recall the lines from Flanders and Swann's "Ill Wind," the song set to the final movement of Mozart's fourth horn concerto:

"I've lost that horn,
"lost that horn,
"found that horn -- gone!"

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John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at
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