Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

The realization of a mind committed to the hardness of its own truth

“When there’s a terrible murder, people who are interviewed say, ‘This has always been a quiet neighborhood.’ That is so dumb and uninformed! The earth is not a quiet neighborhood. There isn’t anyplace that’s a quiet neighborhood. People are asking themselves how to stay neat in the cyclone.”

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Grant Barrett