I've always been fascinated by language, both written and spoken. I can't resist word play, a trait that some people find annoying I like words, analyzing discourse (again both oral and written) and how we influence and are influenced by language. I like to get the name of anyone with whom I interact because I think it's important to acknowledge others. I can be arrogant and stubborn, I am a dedicated ailurophile. My cat Philbert sometimes treats my laptop computer as just another laptop and likes to curl up on it for a nap. I might as well take a nap too for all the work I'd get done. Life is good.