Grant Barrett is radio host, public speaker, lexicographer and journalist.
He is co-host of the language-related public radio show A Way with Words, independently produced in and distributed from San Diego and broadcast each week to hundreds of thousands of listeners in the United States, Canada, and around the world.
He is also an American lexicographer and dictionary editor specializing in slang and new words. He compiled and edited the Official Dictionary of Unofficial English (2006, McGraw-Hill) and the Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang (2004, Oxford University Press), and is creator of the prize-winning online Double-Tongued Dictionary which tracks slang, jargon, and neologisms from the fringes of English (but has now been merged with the A Way with Words website). He is also a co-founder of Wordnik, an online dictionary.
He has contributed to dozens of monolingual and bilingual dictionaries in the English-speaking world, including serving as project editor of the four-volume Historical Dictionary of American Slang (2003-2006, Oxford University Press). He has contributed as a lexicographer to the Cambridge Dictionary of American English (second edition, 2008), the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary (2008), the Collins British English Advanced Dictionary (2008), Collins Cobuild English/Japanese Dictionary of Advanced English (2008), the Collins Spanish Intermediate Dictionary (2008), the Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus (first edition, 2004), the New Oxford American Dictionary (2001, first edition, and 2005, second edition), the Concise Oxford American Thesaurus (2006), and the Concise Oxford American Dictionary (2006).
A full bio is here: http://grantbarrett.com/about