Near the end of his long, illustrious life, about a month shy of his 105th birthday, the distinguished cultural historian and public intellectual Jacques Barzun no doubt had many things on his mind. One was completing a questionnaire about word usage.
Jacques Barzun, protector of English
Right up to his death at 104, the historian fought to preserve the language he loved.
By Ben Zimmer| Globe Correspondent November 25, 2012
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