Geoff Pullum wrote about the U.K. edition a couple of years ago, calling it "the ideal birthday present for the linguist in your life who you feel already has everything." It would also, of course, be the ideal Christmas present for anyone who loves language and prefers facts to fancy.And, since Limits of Language is a US edition of a UK publication, this brings up an obvious question: When will we see the US edition of Monkey's Armpit? Huh? When?
In the meantime, you can listen to the wonderful and charming Mr. Hat in conversation with PRI's Lisa Mullins on The World.