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On The Trail Of Language With "The Word Detective"

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

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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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.