On The Trail Of Language With "The Word Detective"

Dec 14, 2016

"What's that word?"  If there were ever a person to ask that of, it's John Simpson. 

Word sculpture in Zaragoza, Spain.
Credit juanedc, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27828497

He spent half a lifetime as the senior editor of the final word in words, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). 

In his book The Word Detective, he shares stories of how words come into the language, change in use, and even depart. 

John Simpson joins us, no doubt using many interesting words. 
 

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