(1967) The computer-scientist who founded Wordsmith.org, a world-wide community of logophiles.
He has also authored several books on word lore, e.g. A Word A Day: A Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words and an Avocado or Two: The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not-So-Common Words.
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