My upstairs neighbor came down today and asked if I knew that I was in the paper on Friday. The surprised answer was, no, I did not.

To use an egregious football metaphor, the BBC’s Ondřej Å tindl took my center – my recent post on the variable meaning of standardní situace – and drove it home into the net in his commentary in Friday’s Lidové noviny.

I read his piece thinking, ‘man, why didn’t I put it that way?’