Friday, 2 September 2011
Egotheists and Interviews
Posted by M.H. Forsyth
One up from an egotist is an egomaniac. One up from an egomaniac is an egotheist, which the OED defines as the (mystical) identification of oneself with the Deity. One up from an egotheist is a blogger who posts a link to a magazine article about himself.
Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.
You see, The Bookseller magazine did an interview with me because of the my book, The Etymologicon, which is coming out in November (but you can order it now). So if you're as obsessed with me as I am, click on this link. I do lots of explaining of funny words and the like and the interviewer was quite unnecessarily nice about me.
I should also mention that the OED says of the word interview:
In early times, esp. a formal or ceremonial meeting of princes or great persons
Me. Me. Me. Me. Me!