Excuse the Hogs - 11 July 2022

Excuse the Hogs - 11 July 2022

Update: 2022-07-11
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When a teenager went a week without talking as part of a school project, he noticed a surprising side effect: Instead of rehearsing a response to what other people were saying to him, he was focused on listening — and feeling smarter as a result. Plus, a flight attendant is irritated by a certain term she has to use frequently with passengers. Might there be a better word than de-plane? And how do you pronounce the name of the Show-Me State? The answers you'll hear are as variable as Midwest weather. Also, cryptic crossword puzzle clues, jabroni, Chatham House rule, railroad slang, dress the bed, nuces relinquere, You can give them books and give them books, but they just chew the covers right off, and lots more.

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Excuse the Hogs - 11 July 2022

Excuse the Hogs - 11 July 2022

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