Linguist, lexicographer, writer, editor, broadcaster

Ding-dong! This train will be going express, skipping your stop, of course

“With practice, it is no more difficult than hearing and understanding what two people might be discussing if they were yelling at one another through megaphones while submerged in the deep end of a nine-foot pool. For instance, when you clearly hear: ‘Attensqaeee, the wheepahooy until babbagonga kereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee,’ you instantly know that the 2 isn’t running, and you will have to take the 4 and change at 96th St…”

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Grant Barrett