Beefed It - 25 October 2021

Beefed It - 25 October 2021

Update: 2021-10-25
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The words toughthrough, and dough all end in O-U-G-H. So why don’t they rhyme? A lively new book addresses the many quirks of English by explaining the history of words and phrases. And: have you ever been in a situation where a group makes a decision to do something, only to discover later that no one really wanted to do that thing in the first place? There’s a term for that! Plus, the sounds we make when we’re simply passing the time or waiting a few seconds for something to happen. It can sound like a “whoosh” or barely audible humming or even the theme from Jeopardy! Also, toe the line vs. tow the lineDirty Gertieone Mississippi vs. one Piccadillycardboard dog vs. rubber ducksand-hundredbeefed it, a rhyming puzzle, and doofus, and more. All that for under a buck three-eighty!

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Beefed It - 25 October 2021

Beefed It - 25 October 2021

Hosted by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett. Produced by Stefanie Levine.