Sock it to Me (Rebroadcast) - 1 November 2021

Sock it to Me (Rebroadcast) - 1 November 2021

Update: 2021-11-01
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In the 15th century, the word respair meant “to have hope again.” Although this word fell out of use, it’s among dozens collected in a new book of soothing vocabulary for troubled times. Plus, baseball slang: If a batter doesn’t pour the pine,” an outfielder may snag a can of corn, or “an easily caught fly ball.” And the 1960s TV show “Laugh-In” spawned lots of catchphrases, such as Sock it to me and You bet your sweet bippy. Don’t know them? Well, Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls! Plus tiffinworldcraftcultellationbackslash vs. forward slashcome-heresbi-weekly, a witty word game that’s much ado about nothing, and more.

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Sock it to Me (Rebroadcast) - 1 November 2021

Sock it to Me (Rebroadcast) - 1 November 2021

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