Author: Helen Zaltzman for Radiotopia
Clarke Gable did work as a lumber Jack in his youth.
words can have subtleties and nuances of meaning of course but when does a word cease to be that word? gossip may contain some truth but inherently the word mean not trustworthy and damaging.
Eric Anderson did you not listen to the episode?
I knew aglet because of Phineas and Ferb
I love the show! You're the wordiest gal on my playlist. I can't get enough word knowledge. Thank you for being awesome!
Nobody other than J.R.R. Tolkien created the multiple versions of elven languages used in Lord of the Rings. He was a linguistic expert and made all of the languages used in the LOTR universe.
I love this episode. I've listened to it repeatedly!
I haven't even heard a single clippet from this podcast but the visuals got me already! Graphic designer-orgasmic. lol
E.11. Dan sounds just like Stephen Colbert. I couldn't get over it.
I would say "I meh the Beatles"
imagineer! I recently got to hang out with one. Very interesting guy. From Disney to NASA he's made some cool stuff
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is this episode directly copied from word of mouth on BBC radio 4?
I listened to the first two podcasts and was amazed as its witty fun and has a lot of little history info in each segment that shows how much work the podcaster put into research, yet it's edited down into a quick 15 -20 minute session in case you have a short attention span so that there is no danger of you having to rewind because your mind wandered off somewhere! Looking forward to the third podcast! Bruce
What a voice, what fun: quick and quick-witted podcasts that pack so much into so few minutes.
Yes! We've finally got a podcaster who doesn't mince words in her practice of mincing their meanings. More than just linguistics, The Allusionist takes a crack at history, culture and current affairs with a cheeky wit that almost smarts. Worst thing about this podcast is the wait—2 weeks between episodes? Oh where will I get my word on till then? Maybe if I listen to Lexicon Valley at double speed mashed up with reruns of Language Bites, then I'll come close, but really Helen, must you be so allusive? Yes, you must. Best new pod of 2015!
Helen is a snarky pedant, just like me. Love her show.