Kiss the Cow (Rebroadcast) - 4 April 2022

Kiss the Cow (Rebroadcast) - 4 April 2022

Update: 2022-04-042
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An anadrome is a word that forms a whole new word when you spell it backwards. For example, the word “stressed” spelled backwards is “desserts.” Some people’s first names are anadromes. There’s the girl named Noel in honor of her father Leon, and the woman named Edna who adopted the name Ande. Speaking of names, know anybody whose occupation fits their name? Maybe a college administrator named Dean, or a breadmaker named Baker? Well, there’s a name for that concept: nominative determinism. Plus, a conversation about how hard it can be to gracefully end… a conversation. Also: a puzzle about famous names, Wellerisms, kaffedags and fika, a kissing game, mocogreisseltwacking, the plural of computer mouse, and more.

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Kiss the Cow (Rebroadcast) - 4 April 2022

Kiss the Cow (Rebroadcast) - 4 April 2022

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