6-11-12: You Don’t Say
He’s the night content production manager for The Baltimore Sun, and this morning he returns to our program to tell you what he thinks about the War of 1812, and the brouhaha over prescriptivism and descriptivism sparked by Joan Acocella’s New Yorker review of Henry Hitchings’s The Language Wars: A History of Proper English.
1. McIntyre on the demise of the Queen’s English Society
2. McIntyre on the mobs during the War of 1812 that helped earn Baltimore the moniker “Mobtown.”
3. McIntyre on the legacy of the Civil War–both compared to the War of 1812, and in his own family.