November 19, 2013 Also: Behind the scenes at the Oxford English Dictionary; Lore Segal on writing; Adelle Waldman on the "marriage plot."
President Obama greets people after making a speech about the economy and jobs Tuesday at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.
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July 31, 2013 Also: an excerpt from George R.R. Martin's upcoming novella; a plea from the OED; a new short story from Adam Johnson.
October 24, 2011 The word "decimate" is often used to describe the complete ruin of something, but one listener correctly points out the word's original military meaning is different.
March 25, 2011 Wassup has made it in too. But hasn't it already disappeared from use? Wassup with that?
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