David Skinner
David Skinner

David Skinner is the author of The Story of Ain’t: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published, which was recently released in paperback.

Lexicon Valley
Dec. 18 2013 10:17 AMThe Real History of the Word Redskin. It's Not What You Think.
The Best Policy
June 20 2003 4:09 PMLoving AmeriCorps to DeathHow Leslie Lenkowsky sank national service.
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 8 2013 2:27 PMCan Infer Mean Imply?
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Education
June 30 2015 5:26 PM Slate Voice: “Bitch, I’ll Tell You Why This Sentence Construction Is So Effective” Listen to Katy Waldman read about the perfect sentence construction—and what makes it it’s so powerful.