In the Windy City

I'm headed to Chicago today with my wife for a book reading and signing by Neil Gaiman and won't be posting anything new until Monday. But here are a few things I've read recently that were interesting:

  • John McIntyre on Things that Make Us [sic], a new book by Martha Brockenbroug, head of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar.
  • The Editrix on Congress' attempts to make the bailout more palatable by changing its name.
  • Craig Lancaster on two words (among many) that seem to trip up newspaper writers.
  • Slate diagrams Sarah Palin's sentences. It's really not fair -- even the writer admits diagramming is more for written sentences than spoken ones -- but it is interesting.