Get Ready, Get Set . . .
Btw, if I posted something every time Grant was in the news talking about language, I wouldn't have time to do much else. But I will point out that he was recently holding forth in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the American Dialect Society's "Word of the Year" vote.
And you may have caught Grant this past Sunday in the New York Times, where "On Language" columnist William Safire referred to him as "the lexicographer Grant Barrett."
Which reminds me: Shouldn't there be a word for the point at which one becomes a "the"? I've been waiting to be referred to in print as "the sultry radio host Martha Barnette." Hasn't happened yet. But I suppose there's still time.