Geoff Nunberg http://wncw.org en Slut: The Other Four Letter S-Word http://wncw.org/post/slut-other-four-letter-s-word <em>Geoff Nunberg, the linguist contributor on NPR's </em>Fresh Air<em> with Terry Gross, is the author of the book </em>The Years of Talking Dangerously.<p>"My choice of words was not the best," Rush Limbaugh said in his apology. That's the standard formula for these things — you apologize not for what you said but for the way you said it.<p>Though in this case, there didn't seem to be a lot of distance between thought and word. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:36:00 +0000 Geoff Nunberg 4195 at http://wncw.org Slut: The Other Four Letter S-Word 'Occupy': Geoff Nunberg's 2011 Word Of The Year http://wncw.org/post/occupy-geoff-nunbergs-2011-word-year <em>Geoff Nunberg, the linguist contributor on NPR's </em>Fresh Air<em> with Terry Gross, is the author of the book </em>The Years of Talking Dangerously.<p>If the word of the year is supposed to be an item that has actually shaped the perception of important events, I can't see going with anything but <em>occupy</em>. It was a late entry, but since mid-September it has gone viral and global. Just scan the thousands of hashtags and Facebook pages that begin with the word: Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Slovakia. Occupy Saskatoon, Sesame Street, the Constitution. Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:49:00 +0000 Geoff Nunberg 19 at http://wncw.org