(Ravi Joshi/Tablet Magazine)

Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (if he or she emails me at mtracy@tabletmag.com with his or her mailing address).

This week’s winner is “Geoff,” who suggested, apropos my report on the insidious origins of the word “brouhaha”: “So let’s reclaim it, the way the LGBT movement has reclaimed ‘queer.’ Then the ‘ha-ha’ will be on the anti-Semites.”

Good thinkin’! Geoff’s interest in power and linguistics nets him a copy of Ilan Stavans’ Resurrecting Hebrew.

‘Brouhaha’ Provokes a You-Know-What
Resurrecting Hebrew [Nextbook Press]