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Lane Greene

Lane Greene

writes The Economist’s Johnson column and is the author of “Talk on the Wild Side”


Bringing up babel

Four-year-old Henry sometimes speaks English like a Dane. But Robert Lane Greene, his father, is convinced that there are cognitive benefits to raising bilingual children

Think similar

We’ve had nouns being turned into verbs, and now there’s a rash of adjectives being used as nouns

Hey dude

Once it meant dandy, but now “dude” means a guy – or even a wife