Well, y'all, as my North Carolina-born pappy used to say, I'm a-grinnin' like a mule eatin' briars!
Why? Because "A Way with Words" has a new co-host, Grant Barrett -- and I couldn't be happier.
As editor of The Official Dictionary of Unofficial English and the Double-Tongued Dictionary Web site (www.doubletongued.org) Barrett tracks slang, jargon and new words from the fringes of English. In his former role as lexicographer for Oxford University Press, he served as project editor of the Historical Dictionary of American Slang and he edited the Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang.
Besides being a dogged researcher, Grant is smart and funny as all get-out. I'm thrilled and honored that he's joining me to play in the radio sandbox, and I can't wait for you to get to know him.
Our new season premieres January 20! So please tune in and let us know what you think about AWWW ver. 4.0!