Mr Lanier strikes again. 

When I came across the sen­tence, «The strange­ness is being leached away by the mush-mak­ing process» in *You Are Not A Gad­get* I thought at first that I’d stum­bled across a typo that had escaped the edi­tor’s eye. I expect­ed that he meant *leeched* as in, sucked away as though by a par­a­site. While this would have made enough sense, Lanier’s choice indeed seems more appropriate. 

For­tu­nate­ly, I thought for a moment about who was more like­ly to get the usage right, myself or Jaron Lanier. Since two *Lex­i­cal geek­ery* entries have pre­vi­ous­ly been entered from the first fifty pages of this book (and I’ve book­marked a third encoun­tered before this one) it seemed pru­dent to check the dic­tio­nary before proceeding.