New words in the dictionary, Youth sports industry

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More than 300 words were added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary this year. We talk with the hosts of A Way With Words about what made the cut and how new words gain traction. We also look at how youth sports became a huge industry and the impact it has on kids.

Featured in this Show

  • How the English language just grew by 370 words

    We discuss the recent updates to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary with a pair of word nerds.

  • How kids' sports became a $19B industry

    The youth sports industry is estimated to be worth $19 billion, more than the value of the NFL. We talk to the author of a new book looking at the rise of the kids’ sports industry, and how it’s impacting children and families alike.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Martha Barnette Guest
  • Grant Barrett Guest
  • Linda Flanagan Guest

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