John McIntyre, assistant managing editor in charge of the Baltimore Sun's desks, is one of the most engaging people you will meet. He is also one of the most quotable. From his "You Don't Say" blog where a reader writes "You say 'nerds' like it's a bad thing," John responds:
I was a bookish kid with thick eyeglasses who despised all known forms of sport. I majored in English. I write a blog on English usage and teach copy editing. I have a daughter who is on the point of graduating from Swarthmore with a double major in Latin and Greek. When I use "nerd," I speak with authority.The gentleman with the bow tie may now be seated.