's often abused:
It gets battered, and bruised, and misused.
On a plural, a blight;
For possessives, just right,
Barring "its", which leaves people confused.
, a wonderful discovery: the Language Log
, a group blog maintained by academic linguists with a real knack for rendering in popular terms what can seem to be be a dusty discipline. The news-making post was a spoof
on the Kansas ID debate, recasting the issue at hand as King James Absolutism, but almost every post on their site keep me clicking. A series of posts on the "snowclones" phenomenon, which this community defines
as "some-assembly-required adaptable cliché frames for lazy journalists," leads to this fascinating analysis
of the bloggy phrase: "I, for one, welcome our new X overlords."