Lane Greene
Writer and editor, The Economist

Lane Greene is an American writer and editor. He is the language columnist and an editor at The Economist, and his latest book is Talk on the Wild Side (2018). He lives in London.

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Language and linguistics
Who decides what words mean

Bound by rules, yet constantly changing, language might be the ultimate self-regulating system, with nobody in charge

Lane Greene