A reader writes:
Having just written a piece on Alfred Kinsey, the sex researcher, I found the following slip amusing:
"he had just committed a Kinsey gaffe, which is to say he had spoken the truth when, ahem, something else would have perhaps been a better political option."
It should be a "Kins[l]ey gaffe."
But why not in fact a "Kinsey gaffe"? Alfred Kinsey was famous for getting his interviewees to tell the truth when they didn't want to, e.g. "When did you commence homosexual relations?" Instead of : "Have you ever had homosexual relations?"
Well, it's a slow morning here in Manhattan.