January 23, 2007

Too hip for the room

Tank McNamara continues his interview with Dr. Holbrook Gerund, Nike Professor of Linguistics at Vine-Covered University:

My own favorite Joe Morgan quote: “No, I don't want you to draw any conclusion. I want you to listen to what I just said.” But Joe is still far behind Yogi Berra in terms of career (linguistic) hits.

[Update -- Don Porges writes:

I spent quite a few seconds expecting the strip to attack "less than two outs" on the grounds that it should be "fewer than two outs". But not in Sports English, it shouldn't.

Nor in most other sorts.]

Posted by Mark Liberman at January 23, 2007 01:30 PM