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A Compendium of 'Junk English'

Ken Smith is the author of Junk English 2, a book about the often meaningless words and phrases Americans love to use. He sees the language "spiraling downward." Hear Smith and NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

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Jennifer Ludden
NPR National Correspondent Jennifer Ludden covers economic inequality, exploring systemic disparities in housing, food insecurity and wealth. She seeks to explain the growing gap between socio-economic groups, and government policies to try and change it.