The Leonard Lopate Show (WNYC), “‘Manspreading,’ ‘Vape,’ and Other Notable Words of 2014”

December 30, 2014

Interview on WNYC’s “The Leonard Lopate Show” on the notable words of 2014. (Dec. 30, 2014)

The linguist, lexicographer, and language columnist Ben Zimmer talks about the notable words of 2014, including “polar vortex,” “manspreading,” and “conscious uncoupling.” Zimmer is the language columnist for the Wall Street Journal, the executive editor of, and the former language columnist for The Boston Globe and The New York Times Magazine.

(Show page, audio, related Word Routes column)

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