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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Whistle in the Dark (Rebroadcast) - 14 January 2019

Echoes of the Greatest Generation, and a tasty bite of history. The language and melodies of military marching songs can connect grown children with their parents who served. Is there a collection of those military cadences somewhere? Also, a story about a woman sifting through her parents' love letters from World War II, and a puzzling phrase to describe an awkward love triangle: "running a sandy." Finally, is Northern Spy the name of a military operation or a kind of apple? The surprising story of how this apple variety got its name. Plus, kayakers' slang, wooden spoon, Shakespearean knock-knock jokes, Sunday throat, celestial discharge, and mickey mousing. 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

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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