Linguistic Trends and Notable Neologisms With Geoff Nunberg

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"Creepypasta," "manspreading" or "conscious uncoupling." What's your favorite new expression? To linguist Geoff Nunberg, top honors belong to "God view," the map that the ride service Uber uses to track the location of those ordering its cars. We speak with Nunberg about new buzzwords, phrases and hashtags, and how a neologism becomes a lasting part of language.


Geoffrey Nunberg, author, adjunct professor at UC Berkeley's School of Information, linguist and contributor to NPR's "Fresh Air"