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Ben Zimmer

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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 Vocabulary.com, 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 ...

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@Fritinancy From Tennessee, no less. And yet he was named after his non-tennis-playing, non-Tennesseean great-grandfather.
@Fritinancy From Tennessee, no less. And yet he was named after his non-tennis-playing, non-Tennesseean grandfather.
@bibliographing @OnLanguage Good point -- the secondary meaning of "have" = "consume" ratchets up the confusion. An early variant with "*keep* your cake" avoids that problem, but that never caught on.  http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002762.html 
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