June 28, 2007

From A to Zimmer

Benjamin Zimmer, a frequent Language Log contributor, is starting a regular column at OUPblog ("the Official Blog of Oxford University Press"). Yesterday, there was an introduction by Casper Grathwohl -- and this morning, Ben's column goes live.

His opening number, "On the Front Lines of English, from 'Thirdhand Smoke' to 'Newsrotica'", starts like this:

When I told friends that I was taking a job as editor for American dictionaries at Oxford University Press, I started getting emails asking, "So how do I get a word in the dictionary?"

For the answer, you'll have to read the rest of his column.

Posted by Mark Liberman at June 28, 2007 08:59 AM