asterisk reality

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Airs Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. Historical linguists put the asterisk to work in their profession. History Matters commentator Gary Joiner explains how.

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Historical linguists put the asterisk to work in their profession. History Matters commentator Gary Joiner explains how.

Commentator Gary Joiner has a history lesson on "asterisk reality" and a great practitioner of it, J.R.R. Tolkien, in his editing capacity at the Oxford English Dictionary.