What's In A Name?

GUESTS: Paul Dickson Lexicographer Author of more than 40 books including What's in a Name? [Merriam-Webster 1996], Dickson's Word Treasury: A Connoisseur's Collection of Old and New, Weird and Wonderful, Useful and Outlandish Words [Wiley Press 1992] Contributing Editor, "Washingtonian" Grover Norquist Chairman and founder of the Reagan Legacy Project Commander Jim Brooks Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Public Affairs at the Pentagon Dieta Sixt Director, Goethe Institute, German Cultural Center, San Francisco There is a Chinese proverb that says the beginning of wisdom is to call things by their correct names, but in the United States, almost anything goes. There are stage names, street names, pen names, brand names, nicknames and on and on. How do we come up these titles and why do names prejudice our attitudes about people, places and things? Join Ray Suarez and guests for an exploration of name lore.

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