Ben Yagoda, a professor of English and Journalism at the University of Delaware wrote an article in this week's Chronicle of Education called ?The Elements of Clunk? in which he laments some currently popular usages that tend to make the language clumsy and awkward. Yesterday, we asked you to find the problems in a sentence provided by Professor Yagoda. He joins us to discuss the results and the clunky trends he has observed plaguing written English today.
Ben Yagoda is the author of "Memoir: A History" and "When You Catch an Adjective Kill It: The Parts of Speech, for Better and/or Worse,"