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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Train of Thought - 4 February 2019

Chances are you recognize the expressions Judgment Day and the root of all evil as phrases from the Bible. There are many others, though, some of which may surprise you: the powers that be and bottomless pit first appeared in scripture. Plus, there's a term for when the language of a minority is adopted by the majority. When, for example, expressions from drag culture and hip-hop go mainstream, they're said to have covert prestige. And the language of proxemics: how architects design spaces to bring people together or help them keep their distance. All that, and Segway vs. segue, part and parcel, Land of Nod, hue and cry, on the razzle, train of thought, and a special Swedish word for a special place of refuge. 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

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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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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