The Corner

Speaking Right

Today’s podcast is with Jack Lynch, author of The Lexicographer’s Dilemma: The Evolution of ‘Proper’ English, from Shakespeare to South Park. We discuss who gets to make the rules of grammar and why. If you’re a word maven or enjoyed Simon Winchester’s book The Professor and the Madman, then this podcast is for you.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.