The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show Word Maven Patricia T. O'Conner Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/58758/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Patricia T. O'Conner answers questions about the English language and grammar. Today she's focusing on words that have come back from the dead. Call us at 212-433-9692, or leave a comment below. Her new book is Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language. Visit Patricia T. O'Conner’s Grammarphobia website.