Commentary: September 11

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/1429474/1429475" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

The American Dialect Society named the date of the 2001 terrorist attacks as the most important new term in America's vocabulary. But even they couldn't agree whether to say Nine-Eleven, Nine-One-One, or September 11th. Commentator Geo Beach has a clear position on the matter: We should take a few extra syllables and call it September eleventh.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.