November 30, 2003


In the light of Mark's posting about the remark attributed to Guy Bailey about the origin of Southern r-lessness, I should withdraw my captious comments. No one knows better than I how the Times' editors (like others) occasionally make cuts that can leave a misleading impression, particularly when they're working under deadline -- and unfortunately, as I can also testify, it's always the writer who gets the mail. Posted by Geoff Nunberg at November 30, 2003 09:58 PM