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9/24/09: Erin McKean - Dictionary Evangelist

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – Erin McKean says that she likes that "bad English" exists. That might surprise when you learn she was editor-in-chief of the New Oxford American Dictionary. But McKean believes that misusages, mispronunciations and outright errors are the ingredients of a living language. She's co-founder of a new on-line dictionary project that's trying to make sense of the way we use language today. Thursday, she joins Doug to talk about words and the new ways we're using and understanding them.

  • Visit the on-line dictionary project
  • Erin McKean's blog Dictionary Evangelist
  • Erin McKean's A Dress A Day blog.
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