May 04, 2006

They looked on one-another & became what they beheld

When I saw the right-hand picture below, I asked myself "why are they running a picture of Dan Rather in a story about George W. Bush?" And then I realized who it actually was.

This is the exception that proves the rule: a Language Log post with no linguistic point. So I'll prolong the moment of irrelevancy by observing that this is funny. And so is this.

This one has a linguistic point after all, though I'm not sure it's strictly accurate.

Posted by Mark Liberman at May 4, 2006 06:08 AM