Mcquain, Jeffrey Hunter

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MCQUAIN, Jeffrey Hunter

MCQUAIN, Jeffrey Hunter. American, b. 1955. Genres: Language/ Linguistics. Career: Author, columnist and researcher. The New York Times, Washington, DC, researcher for William Safire, 1983-; United Media, New York, writer and columnist, 1988-94; Internet language columnist, 1997-. Publications: (ed. with M.H. Manser) The World Almanac Guide to Good Word Usage, 1989; Power Language: Getting the Most Out of Your Words, 1996; (with S. Malless) Coined by Shakespeare: Words and Meanings First Used by The Bard, 1997; Never Enough Words: How Americans Invented Expressions as Ingenious, Ornery, and Colorful as Themselves, 1999; (with S. Malless) Coined by God: Words and Phrases That First Appear in the English Translation of the Bible, 2003; (with P. Matthews) The Bard on the Brain: Understanding the Mind through the Art of Shakespeare and the Science of Brain Imagery, 2003. Address: The Word Doctor, PO Box 4008, Rockville, MD 20849, U.S.A.