Take Back Brouhaha!
Comment of the week
Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (if he or she emails me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.