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On Language: “The Hot Dog”: The Untold Story

Did you hear the “On Language” feature on WCBS 880 today featuring ? Check out “Hot Dog”: The Untold Story at the Visual Thesaurus website here.

05/13/2011

Language And Technology

How much will technology affect language?

02/25/2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at his inauguration - Albany, NY - Jan 1, 2011 - Photo: Nathaniel Brooks-Pool/Getty Images

‘Cannot Be Underestimated’

Did you hear the interview with New York Times “On Language” writer Ben Zimmer?

01/21/2011

Apple iPhone 4. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Is Your Phone’s ‘Autocorrect’…Incorrect?

We’ve all gotten those texts or emails that leave you scratching your head in wonder. We have smartphones that may be too smart.

01/14/2011

Dictionary - File / Photo: AP

What’s The Word Of 2010?

Did you hear the chat with New York Times “On Language” writer Ben Zimmer?

12/17/2010

Do Tongue Twisters Help Perfect Speech?

Is it true that tackling tongue twisters can tame diction troubles? If you believe movies like “My Fair Lady,” “Singin’ In The Rain” and the latest film “The King’s Speech,” then yes.

12/10/2010

(AP Photo/Matthew Cavanaugh)

‘WWW’ Celebrates 20 Years

We don’t even think about it when we type “www” ahead of a website address but the story behind those three little letters is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

11/12/2010

Creeper! Rando! Sketchball!

Did you hear the chat with New York Times “On Language” writer Ben Zimmer?

11/05/2010

“Man Up” Gets Political

Did you hear the interview with New York Times “On Language” writer Ben Zimmer?

10/22/2010

Truthiness

Did you hear the conversation with New York Times “On Language” writer Ben Zimmer?

10/15/2010

Making An Amends

Did you hear the chat with New York Times “On Language” writer Ben Zimmer?

10/08/2010

Busted

Did you hear the conversation with New York Times “On Language” writer Ben Zimmer?

09/24/2010

Chunking

Did you hear the interview with New York Times “On Language” writer Ben Zimmer?

09/17/2010

‘All’s I Know Is…”

Ben Zimmer, who writes the “On Language” column in the Sunday New York Times Magazine, spoke with WCBS 880 about the expression “All’s I know is…”

09/10/2010