linguistics http://kuow.org en Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg On America's Favorite Insult http://kuow.org/post/linguist-geoffrey-nunberg-americas-favorite-insult <p></p><p>In “Ascent of the A-Word,” linguist and "Fresh Air" commentator&nbsp;<a href="http://geoffreynunberg.com/">Geoffrey Nunberg</a> considers a word that has divided, offended and fascinated its users for the last 60 years. What is its essence? And what does it say about our values, impressions and relationships with other people? Nunberg joins us to discuss one of the culture’s most commonly hurled vulgarities and its place in society.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 1695 at http://kuow.org Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg On America's Favorite Insult