Sunday, September 27, 2009

The End of An Etymologist Extraordinaire

I was saddened tonight to learn that New York Times columnist and wordsmith William Safire died today at the age of 79 from pancreatic cancer.

Safire's NYT Magazine column "On Language," in which he examined the history and use of words, was one of my favorite parts of the Sunday paper.

Rest in peace, etymologist extraordinaire. You will be missed.

The photo above is from here.

1 comment:

St Edwards Blog said...

I loved his etymology, a favorite subject of mine. Rest in peace.