It's bragging, yes. But you can't blame me. There's obviously no way I believe I deserve the association.
A few months ago I wrote about the silliness of Paul Payack's word-counting scheme. I had forgotten all about the post. Then a couple days ago I tracked some incoming links and found that Stan Carey* had made mention of my thoughts. That's always nice. I went to check out what he said. Here's what I found:
I’ll limit the links to a handful, each of which I heartily recommend: Ben Zimmer, Jesse Sheidlower, Grant Barrett, Michael Covarrubias, and David Crystal.
One of these is not like the others. I left a comment saying that being in such company reminded me of George Gobel's famous line:
It's not often I can so proudly proclaim that I'm in over my head.
*Note that Carey's blog Sentence First has been on the sidebar for some time now.