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Ben Zimmer

Jersey City, NJ
Columnist, Word on the Street — The Wall Street Journal
Covers:  linguistics, language, words, jargon, dictionaries, slang, vocabulary, lexicography

Linguist / lexicographer / @WSJ columnist / all-around word nut.

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Ben Zimmer is a linguist, lexicographer, language columnist, and all-around word nut. He is the executive producer of the Visual Thesaurus and, and is the language columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He is also the former language columnist for The Boston Globe and The New York ...