No, that was not a picture of me on the cover of the last issue. It was Iha Fuyū. Evidently we have a lot of new subscribers who are not aware of our longstanding policy of putting a picture of a different famous speculative grammarian on each edition of the journal. To all such new subscribers, welcome, and see if you recognize the guy on the front this time.
Yes, it has been a whole month since our last issue came out. I could come up with a lot of fancy excuses, but the truth is, I was asleep. Anyway, when I woke up the other day, I found that a lot of submissions from leading scholars had piled up in our mailbox. Even after I threw out all but the most excellent ones, there still wasn’t room for all of them in the current edition. So if you submitted something really excellent but don’t see it in this issue, don’t despair; it may well occur in the next number. On the other hand, if you submitted something really lousy, don’t expect it ever to appear in these pages. You know who you are, “DJP”, if that is your real name.
Which reminds me, some of the articles in the current issue of this journal are really ground-
Anyway, the editorial board has judged this issue to be as uniformly excellent as those which preceded it, so we urge you to sit back and revel in the intellectual delight which must spring from contemplation of the following pages. Truly an embarrassment of riches. Don’t tell your friends and neighbors; they’ll only be jealous.
With that, I offer hearty congratulations to the Chiasmus of the Month Award winner for June 2011!