Contributors

Meet the cursing connoisseurs behind Strong Language, aka the sweary squad, the co-fuckers, etc. This list will grow as more writers contribute.

James Harbeck: Editor, linguist, singer, actor, runner. Co-founder, Strong Language. Sesquiotica; The Week; Website; @sesquiotic.

Stan Carey: Writer, editor, lapsed biologist. Co-founder, Strong Language. Sentence first; Macmillan Dictionary; Editing website; @StanCarey.

Iva Cheung: Certified professional editor, indexer, print designer, publishing consultant, doctoral student. Website; Blog; @IvaCheung.

Ben Zimmer: Linguist, lexicographer, word nerd. Vocabulary.com; Wall Street Journal; Language Log; @bgzimmer.

Gretchen McCulloch: Linguist, editor. All Things Linguistic; Lexicon Valley; The Toast; Elsewhere; @GretchenAMcC.

Jonathon Green: Slang lexicographer. WebsiteTimelines of SlangGreen’s Dictionary of SlangThe Dabbler; @MisterSlang.

Vox Hiberionacum: Archaeology, history, hagiography, folklore and landscapes of Early Medieval Ireland. Vox Hiberionacum; @VoxHib.

Nancy Friedman: Name developer and brand critic. Fritinancy; Wordworking; Visual Thesaurus; @Fritinancy.

John Kelly: Going down the rabbit holes of word origins. Etymology writer. Educator. The Mashed Radish; @mashedradish.

Karen S. Conlin: Freelance line editor with delusions of substantive editing. Grammargeddon!; @GramrgednAngel.

Mededitor: Language – usage – lexicography – culture – memes – all meet on my desk. Mededitor’s paragraph factory; @Mededitor.

Stephen Chrisomalis: Anthropologist, Wayne State University. Professional numbers guy. Rare Words; Glossographia; @schrisomalis.

Mark Peters: Freelance writer, humorist, columnist for McSweeney’s, Salon, Visual Thesaurus. Bullshit: A Lexicon; @wordlust.

Kory Stamper: Lexicographer at Merriam-Webster and writer. harm·less drudg·ery; @korystamper.

Ben Yagoda: Author; teacher at the University of Delaware. Lingua Franca; Not One-Off Britishisms; NYT; @byagoda.

Rob Chirico: Writer, artist, raconteur. @RobertChirico.

Heather Froehlich: PhD student of gender in early modern London plays. Corpus stylistics / linguistics, digital humanities. Website; Academia; @heatherfro.

Lauren Gawne: ELDP Post-Doctoral Fellow in Linguistics at SOAS, University of London. Superlinguo. Website; @Superlinguo.

Anne Gilson LaLonde: Author, Gilson on Trademarks, the LexisNexis treatise on trademark law. Website; @GilsonOnTMs.

Colleen Barry: Copy editor keeping double entendres, mixed metaphors and dangling modifiers out of print since 2002. Ask Copy Curmudgeon. @CopyCurmudgeon.

Michael Adams: Provost professor, Dept. of English, Indiana University Bloomington. Author, editor, lexicographer. Past President, Dictionary Society of North America.