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Public radio's show about language. Coast-to-coast and around the world!
Public radio's show about language. Coast-to-coast and around the world!

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On the latest new episode of "A Way with Words": the differences between British and US Englishes go waaaaay beyond "fanny" and "bonnet," plus "strong like ox," the pronunciation of "bagel," and lots more. https://waywordradio.org/brollies-and-bumbershoots/
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Conserve the Sounds is an online museum for the sounds made by vanishing and endangered technology! http://www.conservethesound.de/en/
CTS - conserve the sound
CTS - conserve the sound
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New episode! Spanish food idioms, the difference between compassion and sympathy, recursive acronyms, bear-caught, leaverites, jonesing, mon oeil, Jane Austen’s pins, high-water pants, save your breath to cool your soup, a word game, and more. https://waywordradio.org/cool-your-soup/
Cool Your Soup
Cool Your Soup
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The Name of the Year people have been scouring the world for real names that seem so unreal. Here's the tourney bracket: https://deadspin.com/presenting-the-2018-name-of-the-year-bracket-1824140540 Whose name will prevail? Chardonnay Beaver, Lukas Chalupa, Salami Blessing, someone else?
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Why isn’t “you’re welcome” the default response to “thank you” for everyone? Plus lies that kids tell, Philadelphia lawyer, cowbelly, skutch, mind-bottling vs. mind-boggling, tsundoku, a noisy piece of cheese, a word game, and lots more. https://waywordradio.org/put-on-the-dog/
Put on the Dog
Put on the Dog
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There's a new crossword champion! Erik "Slicks" Agard solved the final, championship-round puzzle in 4:58. That's four minutes and fifty-eight seconds. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/26/crosswords/puzzle-lovers-find-their-tribe-at-a-crossword-tournament.html
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You remember those cool-looking American dialect maps that made the rounds a couple of years ago? Well, the linguist behind that data is collecting more data for more maps. Take the survey: http://dialectsofenglish.com
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