Story of Ain’t Huffington Post Slide Show

I wrote up a slide show of favorite weird and controversial terms from The Story of Ain’t for HuffPo:

Through a hodgepodge cast of linguists, writers, and lexicographers, The Story of Ain’t [Harper, $26.99] chronicles how world war, the Great Depression, and other major events shaped Americans’ use of English and led the G. and C. Merriam produce two very different dictionaries: Webster’s Second in 1934 and Webster’s Third in 1961.