You Say ‘Broadus,’ I Say ‘Lagniappe’ …

After five decades, the massive Dictionary of Regional American English has made it through the alphabet: It just published its fifth volume, covering Sl-Z. The Chronicle‘s Heidi Landecker chats with Joan Houston Hall, the dictionary’s chief editor, about some of her favorite vernacular words and phrases.

Read Heidi’s story: An American Regional Dictionary Explores the Power of Place
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