In the previous post, I noted offhandedly I consider the novel generally to be “historical fiction.” Valerie Holmes then pointed out in a comment that there are narrower genres (“romance, thriller, crime […]

“Ici, pas lร ”

When in 1978 Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy called a referee an “over-officious jerk,” Levy had unwittingly coined an expression that by now has entrenched itself in the American vernacular. It […]