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A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?

Update: seemingly not

Update: Oh yeah!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Full toss over middle stump

Olïver Kamm writes, on the subject of Günter Grass or something:

(I should disclose an interest in that Tonkin refers to "the work of our remarkably gifted translators, such as Anthea Bell and Michael Hofmann", of whom the first named is my mother. If any of my regular crop of extremely frequent and - in the absence of any reply from me - surprisingly indefatigible correspondents wishes to write in to observe that familial giftedness plainly came to be severely diluted as it traversed a single generation, they should be aware that I have anticipated their contribution.)

I cannot speak for the ëxtremely frequent and surprisingly indefatigable community, but the joke I was going to make was that this perhaps expläined why Oliver's blog often looks as if it has bëën translated into German and back a few tïmes.

Üpdate: Gosh it's lovely being by the seaside. I suppose Ï should have put some sort of notice up that I was on hölïdäy.

Double update: Ötöh, while I was away you could have caught me having a go at "evidence based medicine", a trend toward the Taylorisation and managerialisation of medicine which I regard as quite baleful, here and here, as I had to pop back to London to TCB.

Update with a vengeance Oliver emails me to point out that my umlauts are all over the place and "Günter" isn't a "Gunther". Gunther, Gunter, stick it up yer jumper is my personal view of people who have the temerity to bear foreign names I can't spell (and balls to Francois Miterrand too), but thanks very much and I have made a correction. I have also scattered a few more umlauts throughout this post because I think they look nice and it helps amortise the fixed cost of learning how to do umlauts in HTML. Very metal.

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