Jesse Sheidlower

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Jesse Sheidlower (born August 5, 1968)[1] is an author and editor specializing in English linguistics and lexicography. From 1999 until 2005 he was Principal North American Editor at the Oxford English Dictionary; since 2005 he has been an editor-at-large, focusing on North American usage.[2] He is a frequently cited expert on slang and changing usage in the U.S. His book, The F-Word, was published by Random House in 1995.

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Sheidlower received an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Chicago and did graduate work at Cambridge University in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic.[3]

Although not a computer programmer by training, Sheidlower introduced Perl to the North American offices of Oxford University Press and developed tools for data manipulation when no programmers were available.[4] He is also one of the core developers of Catalyst, a popular Perl web development framework.

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