I met this morning with a linguistics postgrad/lecturer at the University of Cape Town (see photo). She critiqued the first half of a linguistics paper I am writing. I am pleased to report that my work passed muster with its first critic. She said, "It is very, very interesting. It persuades me to adopt this view." OBSERVATION: I proposed an original view of the linguistic sign, which I believe should crack some long-standing problems in linguistics and philosophy. That's not to say that she has not given me work to do, to tidy it up.