All Things Considered (NPR), “Gremlins And Glitches: Lexical Queries After”

October 25, 2013

Interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered” about “glitches” and “gremlins.” (Oct. 25, 2013)

When it comes to describing problems with the Affordable Care Act website, one word has been used a lot: glitches. But does that really capture the major problems with And where does the word come from? Ben Zimmer, executive producer of and language columnist for The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the word’s origins.

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