Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

Pithiness, directness and passion, the science to getting letters published

“The Daily News, the South Philly Review, the Public Record, Philadelphia Gay News. The Inky‘s hard to get into. I got into the Inquirer once in 1997, when a Puerto Rican store owner shot a white kid. I live right there and I knew the store owner; he was a good guy. I tried the Washington Post and The New York Times, but forget it. They’re like the crème de la crème. But I got in the Star tabloid one time. They ran a story about the actress who was on Blossom. I wrote in and said how she had a really bad attitude. They paid me $10. I have even gotten into The Beatles Monthly.”

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Grant Barrett