Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

Quoted in Details, talking about “douchebag”

Simone Dumenico has written a musing on the term “douchebag” in which he quotes me, and, I’m pretty sure, calls me a douchebag, too:

I feel his pain, but then I’m also part of his pain. Because he and I are both part of the same continuum of strivers, of consumers desiring comfort and convenience. Mind you, I’m fully aware that because Barrett is a thoughtful public-radio linguist and I’m a guy who writes for a scent-strip-laden glossy magazine, I am the douchebag, or at least the bigger douchebag.

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Grant Barrett