Thursday, June 14, 2007

Bill Casselman The Word Guy: Who Knew?

I'm an occasional reader of Canadian Geographic magazine and have had occasion therefore to read occasional amusing and enlightening columns on Canadian words and figures of speech from Bill Casselman, author of several books on the subject.

Funnily enough I always pictured Mr. Casselman as an educated, kindly sort of chap whose affection for language was probably reflected in an equal affection for Canada and for people in general. I think many readers of Mr. Casselman's other work will therefore be surprised to discover that he is in fact a raving loony left moonbat with a fondess for profanity. Who knew?