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Lexicon Valley No. 38: Fisherman's Whorf

Lexicon Valley No. 38: Fisherman's Whorf

Update: 2014-07-14
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Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo talk to Columbia University professor John McWhorter about his new book, The Language Hoax.
Show notes at www.slate.com/lexiconvalley.

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Lexicon Valley No. 38: Fisherman's Whorf

Lexicon Valley No. 38: Fisherman's Whorf

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