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LANGUAGE LOG–In a recent exchange (“Pinker on Palin’s ‘nucular’“, 10/5/2008; “Pinker contra Nunberg re nuclear/nucular“, 10/17/2008; “Nucular riposte“, 10/18/2008), Steven Pinker and Geoffrey Nunberg disagreed, among other things, about whether President George W. Bush is engaging in “conscious linguistic slumming” when he uses the pronunciation commonly written as “nucular”. full story

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