Geoff Nunberg On The Significance Of Language Wars : NPR

Since the 1961 publication of the Third International Dictionary, people have debated the merits of dictionaries that describe language as it is and those that explain how it should be. Today the debate continues, but it doesn’t hold the same cultural significance as before, writes Geoff Nunberg.

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/03/162221715/when-words-were-worth-fighting-over?ft=1&f=13

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