January 25, 2004

Star-struck coeds

Non-linguists often don't have a clear view of what its like to be one, but from time to time, someone shows a proper appreciation. Here's how author Dan Brown characterizes the leading man in his techno-thriller Digital Fortress (St. Martin's Press, 1998, p.8):

His university lectures on etymology and linguistics were standing room only, and he invariably stayed late to answer a barrage of questions. He spoke with authority and enthusiasm, apparently oblivious to the adoring gazes of his star-struck coeds.

I'd better go work on my tan.

Posted by Bill Poser at January 25, 2004 10:11 AM