Ben Zimmer
Subscriber since: December 2007
Location: New York, NY
About Me
I'm executive producer of Visual Thesaurus and Vocabulary.com. You can find an archive of my Word Routes columns here. I'm also language columnist for The Wall Street Journal, former language columnist for The Boston Globe and The New York Times Magazine, and chair of the New Words Committee for the American Dialect Society. My official site is here, and you can follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
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omphaloskepsis
Navel-gazers, unite!
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mulct
That's just not a pretty word.
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"Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used."
- David Lehman