Southern California Public Radio, “Translating Mob Lingo Heard at the Whitey Bulger Trial”

June 21, 2013

Interview on the Southern California Public Radio show “Take Two” about the language of the Whitey Bulger trial. (June 21, 2013)

It was just one year ago that famed mobster Whitey Bulger was captured in his Santa Monica apartment. The outlaw had evaded authorities for 16 years.

Bulger’s trial got underway last week and linguist Ben Zimmer has been keeping an ear to the salty talk of former mob men.

(Show page, audio, related Boston Globe column)

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