Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

Not an ounce of persuasion in those words, not a breath of moral argument

“The children, ages 5, 8 and 10, are still in their pajamas, very upset, flicking away tears. I have seen these kids before: They’re not easily upset by grownups. These are politics kids. I remember running into Miller in the grocery store when she had the littlest one in the cart: The minute we started to talk City Hall, the little boy put both palms to his ears and muttered to himself, ‘Oh, no, she’s talking.’”