Karen Stollznow, PhD, is a linguist with a background in history and anthropology. She is the author of Haunting America, Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic, and Red, White and (True) Blue, and is a researcher of anomalous claims. Dr. Karen writes the "Bad Language" column forSkeptic magazine, and is a host the Monster Talk podcast. She is a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and a Research Fellow of the James Randi Educational Foundation.