Linguist, lexicographer, writer, editor, broadcaster

Category: Personal

  • New Home for the Double-Tongued Dictionary

    In 2004, I started the Double-Tongued Dictionary as a lexicographical sandbox. Now it’s a part of A Way with Words, the public radio program I co-host and co-produce. Read the announcement here. And while you’re there, check out the new website for the radio show. It was a long time coming and worth the wait!

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  • Announcing “The Long Bleep,” a Podcast and Blog About Taboo Language

    After six months of planning, I’m happy to announced The Long Bleep, a podcast and blog about taboo language: four-letter words, dirty words, obscenities, and more. The first step is a questionnaire. Its results will be used to create podcasts and blog posts structured around things that really happened when taboo language was used: confrontations,…

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  • Find Me at These Events

    Meeting folks face to face is a whole different kettle of fish than doing a radio show. Among other things, it’s more invigorating and challenging to be kept on your toes by audiences you can see. For another, I can give a lot more time to listening to questions and stories, which is partly why…

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  • I Need You For The Radio Show

    I want you to donate to the nonprofit that produces the radio show I co-host and co-produce. It’s 9 p.m. here on the West Coast. I’m just back from an educational forum featuring Michelle Rhee, who used to run the Washington D.C. schools. A lot of the talk was about students, and some of what…

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  • New blog! New look!

    Here we are: my fourth blog on the fourth domain on the fifth content management system since 1999. Welcome! More to come.

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