Word Maven Patricia T. O'Conner on Mayor Bloomberg's Speech

Our word maven Patricia T. O'Conner talks about Mayor Bloomberg's speech. She also answers questions about our confounding and complex English language. An updated and expanded third edition of her book, Woe is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English, has recently been published in paperback, and a paperback version of Origins of the Specious, written with Stewart Kellerman, was just issued.