Grant Barrett

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Grant Barrett (born 1970) is an American lexicographer, specializing in slang, jargon and new usage. He is also co-host and co-producer of the nationwide public radio show A Way With Words, author of Perfect English Grammar (Zephyros Press, 2016, ISBN 978-1623157142), and editor of the Official Dictionary of Unofficial English (McGraw-Hill, 2006, ISBN 0-07-145804-2), the Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang (Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-517685-5), and the award-winning web site Double-Tongued Dictionary. He is also the vice president of communications and technology for the American Dialect Society, a former member of the editorial review board for the academic journal American Speech, former editor of the journal's "Among the New Words" column, and a founder of the online dictionary Wordnik.


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