Happiest Words, The Merits Of Spelling, Share Some Cool Tools

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From “laughter” to “rainbows,” Veronica Rueckert and Rob Ferrett look at the happiest words in the English language. They also get a list of handy tools to make life easier and more fun, and ask if spelling still matters in an age of texting, spell check and autocorrect.

Featured in this Show

  • The Happiest Words In English

    According to a report on the English language, “laughter,” “happiness,” and “love” are the three most positive words in English. A linguist discusses the happiest words and asks for your suggestions.

  • Does Spelling Still Matter?

    While contestants compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, others are wondering whether or not spelling still matters in today’s age of texting, spell check and autocorrect. The “Grammar Girl” makes the case that spelling is still well worth our time and energy.

  • Share Some Cool Tools

    From hardware to software to everyday life hacking tips, the creator of the Cool Tools website shares handy tools to make our lives better, easier, and more fun.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Arika Okrent Guest
  • Mignon Fogarty Guest
  • Kevin Kelly Guest

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