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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 — 24,448 followers, 20,110 tweets

Sep 26, 2017

Now on @LanguageLog: I investigate the history of "taking a knee" in football, with examples going back to 1960.

Sep 25, 2017

RT @WorstFoot: @bgzimmer Our latest ep is about the world's worst word feat. mumblecrust, moist, törtchenfriedhof + many more!…

Sep 25, 2017

RT @metrolexny: Join us on Sep. 29 at Columbia for our next lexicographical meetup, w/ John Morse & @grvsmth. Use Eventbrite to RSVP https:…

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