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What does that word mean? Why don’t you hear it on this radio station? Can you use it in Scrabble? Do you want some answers? Radio Curious seeks the answers from Steve Kleinedler, the Supervising Editor of the new American Heritage Dictionary.
Barry Vogel, Attorney and Counselor is the Host and Producer of Radio Curious. Christina Aanestad is the Assistant Producer.
What does that word mean? Why don’t you hear it on this radio station? Can you use it in Scrabble? Do you want some answers? If so, don’t touch your radio dial even if your radio doesn’t have one.
Our guest in this edition of Radio Curious is the Steven R, Kleinedler, the Supervising Editor of the 5th Edition of the American Heritage English Language Dictionary.
Curious as I sometimes am, I wanted to know where all the words came from in the 2084 pages of the American Heritage Dictionary. So, when Steven Kleinedler and I visited by phone from his home near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 16, 2012, we began when I asked to explain the origin of word lists that we now call dictionaries.
The book that Steve Kleinedler recommends is “Cryptonomicon,” by Neil Stevenson.
Radio Curious is a half-hour, weekly, long-form interview program, now in it's 22nd year. We interview people on a curiously wide variety of topics about life and ideas. Our website is www.radiocurious.org. If your station airs Radio Curious please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org, we will add you to our list of syndicate stations. We also welcome questions, feedback and program ideas. Radio Curious 280 N. Oak St. Ukiah, Ca 95482. (707) 462-6541.