Asking experts about language (interview with Steve Kleinedler, former of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel)

945. What was the famous Usage Panel from the American Heritage Dictionary and how did the panel’s opinions influence dictionary entries? Steve Kleinedler, who managed the Usage Panel for many years, joins us this week with all kinds of fascinating inside-the-dictionary stories.

David Skinner article about the history of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel
David Skinner’s book “The Story of Ain’t”
American Heritage Dictionary Old Tumblr
Steve Kleinedler’s book “Is English Changing?”
Steve Kleinedler on Twitter
Kory Stamper’s book “Word by Word”
Grammar Girl interview with Kory Stamper

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