Familiar Strangers - 6 June 2022

Familiar Strangers - 6 June 2022

Update: 2022-06-06
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If you take up texting and social media late in life, there’s a lot to learn! A twenty-something wants advice getting her dad up to speed on memes, Instagram, and animated images. Plus, when you’re on a long road trip, what do you call that one driver you keep passing on the freeway, or who sets the pace for your car mile after mile? Road buddy? Some call them Follow Johns. Plus, the linguistic reason why some people say “SANG-wich” instead of “SAND-wich.” It’s a mouthful — literally! And: thalwegstick seasonquarejimmycane, the many Spanish words that derive from the Nahuatl language, camera and camaraderiecada chango en su mecate, a puzzle all about the letter E, the connection between dollar and Neanderthalumarell, and menos burros, más elotes.

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Familiar Strangers - 6 June 2022

Familiar Strangers - 6 June 2022

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