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'McCulloch is such a disarming writer - lucid, friendly, unequivocally excited about her subject - that I began to marvel at the flexibility of the online language she describes, with its numerous shades of subtlety.' New York Times
A fizzing take on how the internet is transforming language by the resident linguist at Wired. A critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller.
Gretchen McCulloch writes about linguistics for a general audience, especially internet language. She writes the Resident Linguist column at Wired. McCulloch has a master's in linguistics from McGill University, runs the blog All Things Linguistic, and cohosts the Lingthusiasm podcast. She lives in Montreal, but also on the internet.