I am a happy man today. The Economist used to have a column on language use and quirks called “Johnson”. It has been revived in the form of an online blog! No better way to pass twenty minutes reading through reflections on how English is used and abused, the perfect partner to David Crystal’s blog. If you are too busy to read the back posts in detail do find the one “No Fowler than Johnson” from June 15th for a chuckle as you work out who is being economical with the truth. http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson
Economical with the truth?