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Helping You Keep Up: What's New in Slang

Event Type: Author Event
Age Group(s): Everyone
Date: 2/16/2013
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 Are you "down with it" and ready to "shake it up" with words? Come to an exciting afternoon filled with hip new words and phrases that are popping up in everyday life.
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Location: Turrentine Room
Other Information:
 Grant Barrett is co-host and co-producer of the nationally distributed public radio program 'A Way with Words,' heard by more than a quarter million people each week. The show was born and nurtured in San Diego, and is still produced and distributed here. Grant is also a dictionary editor specializing in slang and new words, author of two dictionaries and contributor to many more, and he is an officer of the American Dialect Society, a 123-year-old academic organization devoted to the study of English. He lives in San Diego with his wife, also a linguist and dictionary editor, and their young son.
Contact: Eveleen Crouthamel
Contact Number: 760-839-5457
Presenter: Grant Barrett