Just for the record: the big flu is over and done with, I can blog again!
Media scrutiny about Sen. Barack Obama's names: "Obama" evokes Osama, his middle name "Hussein" evokes Saddam, now the focus is on "Barack". Where does it come from and what does it mean?
Read more in the languagelog,by Benjamin Zimmer.
And here's the link to the winners' gallery of the world press photos of the year 2006.