Friday 2 September 2011

Egotheists and Interviews

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.

That's me.

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!


  1. Nice.

    Any idea when (or if...) this'll be available for pre-order on Amazon US?

  2. Good interview. Your book will do well, I'm sure.

  3. dmitriyk,

    I'm not sure. It is there on the US site (here's a link), but doesn't appear to be pre-orderable. I'll try and find out for you.

  4. Nearly as bad bad as bloggers who link to their book on Amazon. :)

  5. Caunny wait tae git ma hons on yer book.


  6. I had imagined that you wore a smoking jacket and smoked a pipe and had enormous mutton chops. That disappointment won't stop me buying the book for my father when the time comes.

  7. I and I no ego, I and I no deity, I and I am. You make false claims to be short, you are not a true egotheist, you are a ego.