You Talk Like a Sausage - 9 May 2022

You Talk Like a Sausage - 9 May 2022

Update: 2022-05-09
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Do you refer to your dog or cat as “somebody”? As in: When you love somebody that much, you don’t mind if they slobber. In other words, is your pet a somebody or a something? Also, for centuries, there was little consistency in the way many English words were spelled. But long before the printing press helped to standardize spelling, powerful historical forces were already shaping how those words looked on the page. Plus, Irish words that are as handy as they are fun to say: bockety, which describes something wobbly, and segotia, a fond term for “friend.” And ship vs. yachtrope vs. lineThe New Yorker vs. the The New Yorkerevening vs. afternoon, how to pronounce hammock, a wild and woolly animal quiz, “talking cheese” in German, and an Iranian-American playwright on the challenges of learning another language.

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You Talk Like a Sausage - 9 May 2022

You Talk Like a Sausage - 9 May 2022

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