Ben Zimmer is the executive producer of Vocabulary.com and
the Visual Thesaurus, language columnist for The Wall Street Journal, and
former language columnist for The Boston Globe and The New York Times Magazine.
The Wall Street Journal
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Slate / Lexicon Valley
Google’s Ngram Viewer Goes Wild (Oct. 17, 2013)
With the addition of wildcard search-term capabilities, Google’s fabulous language-analysis tool gets even more powerful.