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Witch Marks, Curses, and Magic in the Neglected History of Medieval Graffiti http://ht.ly/Y0fiJ
The ornamentation of medieval churches is often associated with the elite: stained glass windows, ornately carved pews, and memorial monuments to lords and knights. However, carved right into the s…
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Worth mentioning again: Strong Language, a sweary blog about swearing: https://stronglang.wordpress.com/ NSFW! Perhaps NSFL! There are swears.
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The BBC offers tips for those attempting American accents. http://ow.ly/XgZPv
Everyone can do an American accent... at least everyone thinks they can. But how many would pass muster with a Hollywood studio? The BBC's Stephen Robb took a lesson from one of the movie industry's top accent coaches.
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A gender-neutral word in Spanish: hij@, which can mean "hija" (daughter) or "hijo" (son). Others: http://ht.ly/WYsWY
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There's just over $15K to raise in our 24-hour fundraising campaign. Can you help? http://waywordradio.org/donate
A Way with Words and the 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation which produces the show depend directly on listeners like you. This show cannot exist without your gifts, which cover studio rental, an engineer, this website, podcast hosting, distribution of the show via satellite and other networks, ...
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Our goal is to raise $50K before midnight tonight! We need your help. http://waywordradio.org/donate
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Peter Sokolowski at Merriam-Webster Dictionary talks about a billion lookups a year http://ht.ly/XR4qp (Chicago Manual of Style blog)
Peter Sokolowski is editor at large at Merriam-Webster, where he works on the Word of the Day podcast, Ask the Editor videos, and short articles about word trends and etymologies (which he also presents on Twitter). In addition to attending professional and academic conferences to talk about ...
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I wonder what percentage of those lookups are AWWW members after reading a surprising post? :p
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France is considering moving away from the AZERTY keyboard http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-eu-35365604
France's 100 year-old AZERTY keyboard is to be re-configured after the government ruled that it encouraged bad writing.
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Teenagers' role in language change is overstated, linguistics research finds http://ht.ly/X4tcY
Audio clips available. 1. Mary Kohn, Kansas State University assistant professor of English, describes how it is socially important for teenagers to play with language. 2. Kohn describes how vowel sounds can provide social and regional information about a person.
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To make more episodes in 2016, we need your help before midnight tonight. http://waywordradio.org/donate
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Help us change the way the world talks about language! http://www.waywordradio.org/we-did-it/
This year, we did what we set out to do. First, we made great radio. Second, we drew big crowds to support a literacy nonprofit in Dallas. We did it again to support community college scholarships in San Diego. Third, we read thousands of emails, listened to thousands of voicemails, and answered ...
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Public radio's show about language. Coast-to-coast and around the world!
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"A Way With Words" is public radio's lively language show, with Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett. It's history, culture and family explored through the lens of language. You can listen to the show (no charge!) at http://waywordradio.org/, where you can also subscribe to the podcast and see a list of stations which carry the program. You can also follow the show on http://twitter.com/wayword . You can also talk with lots of fellow listeners on our Facebook page http://fb.me/waywordradio and Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/waywordradio/, and in our discussion forums http://waywordradio.org/discussion/.