Erin McKean
Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wednesday 10.5.2011 10:00-11:00 PM

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Erin McKean is an American lexicographer and a founder and CEO of the online dictionary Wordnik. She was previously the Principal Editor of The New Oxford American Dictionary, second edition.

Erin McKean is also the editor of Verbatim: The Language Quarterly and the author of Weird and Wonderful Words, More Weird and Wonderful Words, Totally Weird and Wonderful Words, and Thatís Amore.

She has a novel, The Secret Lives of Dresses, coming out from Grand Central. She writes about dresses in her blog, A Dress A Day, and about lexicography at Dictionary Evangelist. She is currently a member of the advisory board of the Wikimedia Foundation and of Credo Reference. She has written "The Word" column in The Boston Globe during times when Jan Freeman has been on leave.

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