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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 ...

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@bgzimmer — 25,130 followers, 20,511 tweets

Nov 21, 2017

RT @PaddyoNeilio: This post on the history of "Dillweed" essentially justifies the craft of scholarship. @bgzimmer 

Nov 21, 2017

RT @politico: Steve Bannon says the "Uniparty" is behind the attacks on Roy Moore. What exactly is this "Uniparty"? To understand…

Nov 21, 2017

RT @GretchenAMcC: This Linguist Thanksgiving, why not be the person who points out that "cornu" and "horn" have the same Proto-Indo-E…

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