Apparently I have. This comment in blog was not meant as an insult to him – or anyone else. It was an admission that I have been committing a grammatical error all through my career as a ‘publisher’s minion’. Ignorance is no defence – I should have read Fowler ages ago!
I apologise to if he has been upset by my comment. I’ve always enjoyed his blog entries – I find them entertaining, pithy, often thought-provoking and always much better than my deluges of uniformative, tedious drivel.