The Leonard Lopate Show (WNYC), “Ben Zimmer on the Origin of the Word ‘Jazz'”

April 3, 2012

Interview on WNYC’s “The Leonard Lopate Show” about the unexpected baseball origins of the word “jazz.”

Ben Zimmer, language columnist for the Boston Globe and executive producer of the Visual Thesaurus and, will talk about the first known use of the word “jazz”—and its surprising link to baseball.

(Show page, streaming audio, download, related Boston Globe column, Word Routes column)

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