Episode 240: Peter Gilliver

“It’s the short words that are the hardest,” he tells the English Speaking Union. Love? Death? No. Shorter. Run and go. “I worked on the verb to run and it took me nine months, and one of my colleagues spent over a year on the verb to go.” Life at the Oxford English Dictionary, plus music from Lee Dionne.

Mr. Emberton
Person: Mr. Emberton
Place: the Piazzetta in Venice
Thing: quotation slip for “dziggetai”
Randy’s Thing: Kwikpoint visual language translators

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