Tuesday, March 30, 2004

For all you New York Times junkies

Jack Shafer has a list of the Times employees whose names have been made into verbs. Copy editors may be interested in Allan Siegal's:
To Siegal: To elevate a passing thought to an immutable principle. Alternatively: To make an iron rule out of an idle whim. Alternatively: To vigorously maintain standards while rigorously keeping ambitions in check. Alternatively: To express disappointment with the arch of a single brow.
Siegal is the Times' first standards editor.


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