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Erin McKean

Erin McKean appears in the following:

Follow Up Friday: Meet Captain Max Hanlin

Friday, December 11, 2009

First, a discussion of what it means to "jerry-rig" something with Erin McKean of Wordnik.com.

Then, on the website for Tuesday's BL Show, we used a picture from the Department of Defense's website of a soldier in Afghanistan. See picture to the left. Richard Hanlin of San Francisco contacted ...

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Wordnik: Tech Terms

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Today is the launch of Windows 7, and the release of Wornik's API. Erin McKean, co-founder of wordnik.com and former editor-in-chief for American Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, discusses some of the more confusing tech terms out there.

Listener word challenge! We know about "initialisms" (API) vs. ...

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Wordnik: Extra Innings

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Yesterday on the program Erin McKean, co-founder of wordnik.com and former editor-in-chief for American Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, discussed some of the stranger baseball terms out there. There simply wasn't enough time to get to them all, so she follows up on what exactly a "can of ...

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Wordnik: Balks and Pickles

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Erin McKean, co-founder of wordnik.com and former editor-in-chief for American Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, returns to discuss more buzz-worthy words you hear in the news and on the street.

Today: Baseball lingo.

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Paterson Presses On

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New York State Governor David Paterson is trying to close a $3 billion dollar budget shortfall. He explains how he plans on making it happen amidst the dysfunction in Albany. Plus, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner on his fight to include a public option in the health care bill; Suketu ...

Wordnik: “Hiney”!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Erin McKean, co-founder of wordnik.com and former editor-in-chief for American Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, returns to discuss more buzz-worthy words you hear in the news and on the street.

Today: H1N1 related words

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Wordnik: Sanctions and Dictionary Day!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Over the next week Erin McKean, co-founder of wordnik.com and former editor of the Oxford American Dictionary, will discuss the buzz-worthy words you hear in the news and on the street.

Today: How "to sanction" and "to impose sanctions" can mean two opposite things. Plus, it's World ...

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Wordnik: Extortion vs. Blackmail

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Over the next week Erin McKean, co-founder of wordnik.com and former editor of the Oxford American Dictionary, will discuss the buzz-worthy words you hear in the news and on the street.

Today: The difference between blackmail and extortion and where the two words come from.

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