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A Way with Words
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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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"Worcestershire," the three ways Americans pronounce "roof," and more in the latest new episode: https://waywordradio.org/happy-as-larry/
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"A Way with Words" podcast listeners: Your donations are just as important as radio-listener contributions, https://waywordradio.org/donate Putting out the show as a podcast costs extra. Won't you chip in?
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When you donate to A Way with Words, you're helping many thousands of people around the world learn English as a new language. https://waywordradio.org/donate Give what a year of helping people is worth to you and to them.
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We're raising $75K before midnight 12/31! Donate to keep the radio show and podcast coming. https://waywordradio.org/donate They're free to hear but not free to make! Bonus: a matching challenge grant will double your contributions through the end of the year.
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Crunching giant bodies of text reveals the 2017 word of the year: fake news (where "word" means "string of text that behaves as a single item" not "a series of characters uninterrupted by a space.") See Mark Davies' interesting computational work at https://corpus.byu.edu/now/
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We just passed 39,000 saved voicemails on our toll-free line! All heard, all annotated, all considered for future episodes. 💯 (877 929 9673 is toll-free in the US and Canada. Everywhere else, make a toll call to +1 619 800 4443. Call any time!)
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