Linguist, lexicographer, writer, editor, broadcaster


William Safire writes in his “On Language” column in the New York Times this week:

“You can find a variety of senses for the word bump in our leading dictionaries.…But the sense that lexicographers are slow in recording is racing through our vocabulary, filling a word void. What term do we use today for the visible manifestation of pregnancy?”

Dude, I know it’s not a print dictionary, but I recorded a citation for that term last fall. Booya!

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Grant Barrett