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345: Ben Zimmer

The Wall Street Journal’s language columnist plays with our format, offering Word Word Word – and more elegantly still, the same word for each segment: orange. Then he makes a painful disclosure: “I myself am color-blind, and so I’m not completely attuned to all the nuances of it.” Hey, Beethoven was deaf, and he got the job done.  Ben, too.

Thing: oranges
Person: William of Orange
Place: South Orange, NJ
Randy’s Person: Anita Bryant

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