The past couple of months have been a rather tense time, here in the SpecGram offices. Especially August, when we published those two special monographs. Monograph authors can be troublesome. Their heads swell up and they think they are “hot snot on a silver platter” when they may be nothing more than “cold boogers on a paper plate”, as we hear the kids are saying these days. Now, Rye and O’Shaughnessy were nice enough, and not too demanding. But Kaithe was over the top
The collective editorial mood, at present, is much more serene. The current (September) issue of SpecGram, which you have in your hot little hands at this very moment, is of the highest caliber, as per usual. However, in an unusual move, we have decided to additionally offer you, the reader, a mediocre caliper (at right). If you are asking yourself “Why do I need a caliper?” (a question that comes up more often than you might think), the best answer I can give is that you might confuse phonology with phrenology (it has happened before!).
In the near future
With that, I offer hearty congratulations to the Chiasmus of the Month Award winner for September 2010!