Hog On Ice (Rebroadcast) - 2 August 2021

Hog On Ice (Rebroadcast) - 2 August 2021

Update: 2021-08-022
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One secret to writing well is … there is no secret! There’s no substitute for simply sitting down day after day to practice the craft and learn from your mistakes. Plus, childhood mixups around word definitions can lead to some funny stories. After all, if you didn’t know any better, why wouldn’t you assume a thesaurus is a prehistoric creature? And did you know the word groovy wasn’t always positive. In the 1880s, it meant just the opposite: someone stuck in a rut or in a groove. Plus: in the meantimejettythick as inkle-weaverskeg of nailssaunasofa vs. couchchirurgeonfat chance, a newfangled brain teaser about archaic words, and more.

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Hog On Ice (Rebroadcast) - 2 August 2021

Hog On Ice (Rebroadcast) - 2 August 2021

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