If you tell a historical linguist online that you want to hug him… he will publicly respond on his respectable OUP blog and your shame will want to dig a hole and live there for a while. Simultaneously though, your vanity will leap 5 stories into the air and demand that you immediately publish your name dropping on your less-and-less respectable personal website. Both parts of you are weird, and both things are happening right now:
So I guess if I ever leave this dirt hole I’m living in and go to Minnesota, I could hug my favorite etymologist. Terrifying. Awesome. Terrifying. Awesome.