The Good, the Bad and the English

So, what’s new? Verena and I are getting married. (YAY!) I just had one of my wisdom teeth pulled out. (NOT YAY!) We’re probably going to London in a couple of days to see Hellboy 2. (YAY!)

A philosopher kicks the bucket

French philosopher and sociologist Jean Baudrillard, a well-known postmodernist and all-around cynic, passed away a couple of weeks ago, to the jubilation of people who think that sentences in an academic work should have content that is actually comprehensible. Living as we do, however, in times where linguistic wankery is …