Love Bites (Rebroadcast) - 2 May 2022

Love Bites (Rebroadcast) - 2 May 2022

Update: 2022-05-02
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The word filibuster has a long and colorful history, going back to the days when pirates roamed the high seas. Today it refers to hijacking a piece of legislation. Plus, the language of yoga teachers: When doing a guided meditation, you may hear your instructor speaking in a kind of continuous present, with phrases like sitting comfortably and breathing deeply instead of simple imperatives to sit comfortably and breathe deeply. These are participles with a purpose, and linguists have a term for it: the politeness progressive. Finally, why can’t you have your cake and eat it, too? Also: Book it!, the language of falconry, acronames, how to pronounce broochbroach the subjectat loggerheads, a brain-teasing game for science fans and another one for gardeners, the many meanings of hickey, and more. And hey, don’t go visiting with one arm as long as the other!

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Love Bites (Rebroadcast) - 2 May 2022

Love Bites (Rebroadcast) - 2 May 2022

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