This evening I had a conversation with a mathematician who enjoys reading medieval literature. He asked—I thought he asked—if I were familiar with the work of the Old English Sex Society.
I said no, and was about to inquire after more details, just as he was expressing great surprise that I did not know that series of brown books.
Oh. Part mis-hearing and part mis-stating. He meant, of course, the Early English Text Society.
But for a moment, I was so looking forward to the sessions at Kalamazoo.