If you have ever been completely wowed by the power you can have over language, or its power over you, Richard Lederer is your patron saint. His oft-reprinted introduction to Crazy English, which was originally published in 1989, claims that English is the most loopy and wiggy of all tongues. And then he demonstrates: In what other language do people drive in a parkway and park in a driveway? … Why do they call them apartments when they’re all together? And so on.