Sunday, April 26, 2015, 9:00am
We provide linguistic therapy on the air. Is the word "zax" your scrabble nemisis? What about the plot by certain words to be at the top of the dictionary? We unravel some verbal mysteries.
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 9:00am
Careful what you criticize! Not long ago, some words that sound perfectly normal today were considered gauche and grating on the ear. If the complainers had had their way, we couldn't say the word "pessimism" or use "contact" as a verb. Also, we'll settle another debate once and for all: is...
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 9:00am
Did you ever speak in gibberish with a childhood pal, adding extra syllables to words so the adults couldn't understand what you were saying? Such wordplay isn't just for kids . . . and it's not just limited to English. Also, memory tricks to hold onto those slippery words you always forget. And...
Sunday, April 5, 2015, 9:00am
You've got questions . . . and we've got the right answers. A Way With Words, the show about language, and why we talk the way we do.