East Overshoe - 14 March 2022

East Overshoe - 14 March 2022

Update: 2022-03-14
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Some people work hard to lose their accent in order to fit in. Others may be homesick for the voices they grew up with and try to reclaim them. How can you regain your old accent? Also, a compelling book about scientific taxonomy shows how humans use language to try to divide up and impose order on the word. And Uff-dah!is an expressive word that means “Gee whiz!” or “Oy vey!” It’s also handy when lifting heavy objects. Plus, pigloospine shatters vs. pine needleschannel fever, a quiz about common bonds, idioms involving stinginess, nicknames, possible baths, verbing nouns, East Jesus and South Burlap, and affirmative semantics with negative morphosyntax.

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East Overshoe - 14 March 2022

East Overshoe - 14 March 2022

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