Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

Sign of the apocalypse: Are we losing our lexicon?

A long hand-wringing article from the Globe and Mail builds a strawman that seems to suppose that we, and our language, are growing lexically impoverished. The evidence is weak, the argument is wishy-washy, and the conclusion is lame. I’d fisk it line by line but it’s hardly worth the effort.

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Grant Barrett