English language quirks, Respect for Marriage Act

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An author shares her book that dives into the history of the oddities in the English language. Then, we talk to a political science professor about the Respect for Marriage Act working its way through Congress.

Featured in this Show

  • Why does the English language have so many exceptions to its own rules?

    For every spelling or pronunciation rule in the English language, there seems to be an exception. A linguist talks with us about her new book exploring the oddities of English and where they come from.

  • What to know about the Respect for Marriage Act

    A bill that would legally codify marriage equality passed the U.S. House of Representatives. We talk about the bill’s chances in the Senate, what it would protect, and for whom.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Arika Okrent Guest
  • Kimi King Guest

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