A Way with Words — language, linguistics, and callers from all over

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A fun weekly radio show about language seen through culture, history, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more. Your language questions: https://waywordradio.org/contact or words@waywordradio.org. Call toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (877) 929-9673. From elsewhere in the world: +1 619 800 4443. All past shows are free: https://waywordradio.org/. On Twitter at https://twitter.com/wayword.

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A Way with Words — language, linguistics, and callers from all over

Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, produced by Stefanie Levine
1 Steamed Bun (Rebroadcast) - 15 April 20192019-04-15 06:59:00
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2 Kids Are Asking - 11 April 20192019-04-11 22:44:29
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3 Strawberry Moon - 8 April 20192019-04-08 06:59:00
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4 Charismatic Megafauna (Rebroadcast) - 1 April 20192019-04-01 06:59:00
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5 Spill the Tea - 25 March 20192019-03-25 06:59:00
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6 Knuckle Down (Rebroadcast) - 18 March 20192019-03-18 06:59:00
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7 Dirty Laundry - 11 March 20192019-03-11 06:59:00
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8 Lie Like A Rug (Rebroadcast) - 4 March 20192019-03-04 07:59:00
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9 Keep Your Powder Dry - 25 February 20192019-02-25 07:59:00
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10 One Armed Paper Hanger - 18 February 20192019-02-18 07:59:00
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11 Hair on Your Tongue - 11 February 20192019-02-11 07:59:00
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12 Train of Thought - 4 February 20192019-02-04 07:59:00
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13 Colonial English - 28 January 20192019-01-28 07:59:00
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14 Pig Latin (Rebroadcast) - 21 January 20192019-01-21 07:59:00
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15 Whistle in the Dark (Rebroadcast) - 14 January 20192019-01-14 07:59:00
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16 Fickle Finger of Fate (Rebroadcast) - 7 January 20192019-01-07 07:59:00
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Fickle Finger of Fate (Rebroadcast) - 7 January 2019

Clean cursing for modern times, more about communicating after a brain injury, and 1970's TV lingo with roots in the Second World War. A young woman wants a family-friendly way to describe a statement that's fraudulent or bogus, but all the words she can think of sound old-fashioned. Is there a better term than malarkey, poppycock, or rubbish? Also, listeners step up to help a caller looking for a succinct way to explain that a brain injury sometimes makes it hard for her to remember words. Finally, you may remember the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate awarded on the old TV show "Laugh-In." As it turns out, though, the phrase "fickle finger of fate" is decades older than that!  Listen to all episodes for free: https://waywordradio.org/   Support the show to keep episodes coming: https://waywordradio.org/donate   Your responses, questions, and comments are welcomed at any time!    https://waywordradio.org/contact   words@waywordradio.org   Listener line 1 (877) 929-9673 toll-free in the US and Canada   Text/SMS +1 (619) 567-9673   Copyright Wayword, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation. All rights reserved.…read more

17 Stars and Garters (Rebroadcast) - 31 December 20182018-12-31 07:59:00
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18 Space Cadet - 24 December 20182018-12-24 07:59:00
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19 Howling Fantods - 17 December 20182018-12-17 07:59:00
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20 Cootie Shot - 10 December 20182018-12-10 07:59:00
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