Words like "retirement, crisis, middle age, old," for example, are taking on new meanings
Howard talks about why language is in a constant state of flux and meanings are always changing.
About Howard Richler
Howard Richler is a name well-known to Montreal word lovers through his weekly “Speaking of Language” column that he wrote in The Montreal Gazette from 1992 to 2006 and his “Word Nerd” column that he writes now in The Senior Times.
Howard also regularly writes for other newspapers and magazines, including, Globe & Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Arts & Opinions, and Lexpert. He has appeared on countless radio and television shows, including All in a Weekend, Pamela Wallin Live and Richler Inc.
In between all this, he has written six books: The Dead Sea Scroll Palindromes; Take My Words – A Wordaholic’s Guide to the English Language; A Bawdy Language – How a Second-Rate Language Slept Its Way to The Top; Global Mother Tongue – The Eight Flavours of English; Can I Have a Word With You.
His latest book Strange Bedfellows: The Secret Lives of Words was published in April 2010.
You can find out more about Howard at: www.quebecbooks.qvf.org www.theseniortimes.com