Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker


Here’s a roundup of a few places I’ve been quoted recently:

Nov. 19, The Lame Duck’s Waddle to Oblivion, New York Times. “Money men and politicians swap language the way lovers swap spit.”

Nov. 12, How did ‘Kumbaya’ become a mocking metaphor?, Dallas Morning News, reprinted widely.

Oct. 31, Snappy? Sure. Original? Not so much, Columbia News Service, reprinted widely.

Oct. 31, Red State, Blue State—What’s in a Name?, Scripps Howard News Wire, reprinted widely.

Oct. 24, Here’s the sitch: Abbrev Eng is EZ & fast 2, Sacramento Bee, reprinted in the Indianapolis Star and elsewhere.

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Grant Barrett