The online world of linguistics is fast, funny, and bears no resemblance to hours spent in a classroom prying adjectives and nouns from a sentence. Linguists and wordsmiths talk about new words, new blogs and new usage.
Grant Barrett, editor of the brand-new Official Dictionary of Unofficial English; editor of the Double-Tongued Word Wrester Web site
Geoffrey Pullum, co-author of the "Language Log" blog; theoretical linguist with broad interests in the study of language
Martha Barnette, three books on word origins; co-host of "A Way With Words"