The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show Word Maven Patricia T. O'Conner Listen 29 min Queue 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.