May 2010

Interview on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” about recent “On Language” columns (cool, social, fraught). (May 27, 2010)

Linguist, lexicographer and the new “On Language” columnist for the New York Times Magazine Ben Zimmer talks about the latest in language.

(Show page, streaming audio, download)

Part of the interview is available on YouTube:

Reveries Magazine, Cool News of the Day, May 5, 2010:

“All too often, a business stakes a claim to a common term based solely on romantic corporate mythmaking,” writes Ben Zimmer in the New York Times (5/2/10).

Read the rest here.