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Baseball legend Ozzie Smith and me at the IMAC Regeneration Center.

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I am reminded afresh that language peevers mostly want to put themselves above others with a patter of small untruths.

I am reminded afresh that language peevers mostly want to put themselves above others with a patter of small untruths. I am reminded afresh that language peevers mostly want to put themselves above others with a patter of small untruths. — Grant Barrett (@GrantBarrett) August 7, 2018 http://twitter.com/GrantBarrett/status/1026674849996054528

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He says he does not want to be be a puppeteer any more but he does want to know everything about Jim Henson and the Muppets.

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My boy has finished elementary school. He’s now a middle-schooler!

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Never get your etymologies from memes. https://t.co/wBPTTX54sS

Never get your etymologies from memes. https://t.co/wBPTTX54sS Never get your etymologies from memes. pic.twitter.com/wBPTTX54sS — Grant Barrett (@GrantBarrett) July 18, 2018 http://twitter.com/GrantBarrett/status/1019572559556120581

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Never get your etymologies from memes.

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Wrong, @google! The U.S. does not have an official language! https://t.co/1G0G752rTa https://t.co/tQG3i2Z4FD

Wrong, @google! The U.S. does not have an official language! https://t.co/1G0G752rTa https://t.co/tQG3i2Z4FD Wrong, @google! The U.S. does not have an official language! https://t.co/1G0G752rTa pic.twitter.com/tQG3i2Z4FD — Grant Barrett (@GrantBarrett) July 12, 2018 http://twitter.com/GrantBarrett/status/1017459707626315777

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New episode of the radio show: https://t.co/xb60TPuuUW One pet, many names! Plus kludge, munge, monkey blood, a brain-stretcher, a German word for a baby’s pout, multip, run of the mill, and tons more.

New episode of the radio show: https://t.co/xb60TPuuUW One pet, many names! Plus kludge, munge, monkey blood, a brain-stretcher, a German word for a baby’s pout, multip, run of the mill, and tons more. New episode of the radio show: https://t.co/xb60TPuuUW One pet, many names! Plus kludge, munge, monkey blood, a brain-stretcher, a German word for more…

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Friends, my radio show is trying to change the way the world thinks about language. Endorse our purpose with a contribution: https://t.co/CA3EnckATm And see the new mission/vision statement here: https://t.co/tYNGnK5fs4

Friends, my radio show is trying to change the way the world thinks about language. Endorse our purpose with a contribution: https://t.co/CA3EnckATm And see the new mission/vision statement here: https://t.co/tYNGnK5fs4 Friends, my radio show is trying to change the way the world thinks about language. Endorse our purpose with a contribution: https://t.co/CA3EnckATm And see the more…

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In which John Mulaney and I gang up on his mom about the pronunciation of “gerrymander.” @mulaney https://t.co/QvKcdOghq5

In which John Mulaney and I gang up on his mom about the pronunciation of “gerrymander.” @mulaney https://t.co/QvKcdOghq5 In which John Mulaney and I gang up on his mom about the pronunciation of "gerrymander." @mulaney https://t.co/QvKcdOghq5 — Grant Barrett (@GrantBarrett) May 24, 2018 http://twitter.com/GrantBarrett/status/999725505028022273

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