Saturday, October 19, 2002 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Allen Read, the Expert of ‘O.K.,’ Dies at 96

From the New York Times:

Mr. Read saw words as playthings and told The New Yorker that “jubilance is an explanation for a lot of the things that happen in language.” He loved and studied slang, euphemisms, pig Latin, double talk, adult baby talk and graffiti. Exuberant, obviously impromptu words like blustrification and discombobulate delighted him.

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