Or at least, so the evidence suggests.
I was reading along yesterday (a grammar, if you must know), and I came across this observation:
"[the clitics] occupy Wackernagel's Position".
Does that not sound vaguely obscene? Or at least in questionable taste?
Of course, the upshot was that I spent the next fifteen minutes chanting "Wackernagel's Position, Wackernagel's Position, Wackernagel's Position" and laughing maniacally. How not? (Go ahead, I dare you to say that and not laugh.)(Heck, I triple dog dare you.)
If you all are not finding this as funny as I did, that might be an indication that the maniacal laughter was more a product of my state of mind, rather than of the inherent funniness of Wackernagel's Position. (But seriously, didn't it make you giggle just a little?)(And wouldn't you think that linguists could do a better job of naming something?)
In fibrous news, I have been knitting. I have, in fact, been knitting my handspun. This scarf is going to be a birthday present for a dear friend of mine; I'm just using one of the stitch patterns from Barbara Walker (I can't remember if it's the first or second treasury; I'll find out and let you know). I'm really pleased with the combination of the tweedy/nubbly handspun and this particular pattern (which is a cabled feather and fan).
The green is a little more browny/yellowy than that. I think you can see the cabling better here. Doesn't it look almost like real yarn?
I should let you know, btw, that's it's not as easy as it seems like it should be to knit a scarf like this in a movie theater. Seriously. There is just not enough light coming from the screen to cable effectively. Ask me how I know.
In other news, I made the pear cake for a faculty meeting today. I think people liked it.
I think there's just enough left to make the girls a nice little dessert tonight, don't you?
P.S. Thank you all so very much for all of the good wishes for Anna; I've been relaying them to her, and she is so appreciative. If you haven't had a chance to either leave her a message, or donate to her walk for a chance to win some yarn, you can check out my post about it here.