TitleDate
679 - Brussels sprouts? Scotch eggs? Swedish meatballs? Which food names can you trust?Apr 15, 2019 Listen
678 - Moolah, Clams, and Scratch. God, Godsend, and Godfather.Apr 11, 2019 Listen
BONUS: LeVar Burton ReadsApr 08, 2019 Listen
676 - The Language of 'Game of Thrones'Apr 04, 2019 Listen
675 - Why Verbs Like 'Witness' Are WeirdApr 01, 2019 Listen
674 - How You Can Benefit Year-Round from NaNoWriMo Mar 28, 2019 Listen
673 - Schwa-ify This! Scrabble StoriesMar 25, 2019 Listen
672 - How a Semicolon Brought Two Writers TogetherMar 21, 2019 Listen
671 - Why We Have Both 'Color' and 'Colour'Mar 18, 2019 Listen
670 - Equinox. Is Irish the Same as Gaelic?Mar 14, 2019 Listen
669 - 'Red Tape,' 'Red Herring,' 'Paint the Town Red,' and More 'Red' Idioms.Mar 11, 2019 Listen
668 - What's Wrong with 'These Ones'? Faith and Begorrah, We Have Irish Phrases for St. Patrick's Day!Mar 07, 2019 Listen
667 - Why ducks say "quack-quack" in English but "ga-ga" in Japanese. Mar 04, 2019 Listen
666 - Double Negatives.Feb 28, 2019 Listen
665 - Language News ChatFeb 25, 2019 Listen
664 - Benjamin Dreyer and His Unusual Pet PeevesFeb 21, 2019 Listen
663 - D-Day. Why I Want a Salad-Salad.Feb 18, 2019 Listen
662 - Never Misspell 'Bureaucracy' Again. Feb 14, 2019 Listen
661 - How Paula Brackston picks her characters’ names and uses language to set a tone.Feb 11, 2019 Listen
660 - 'Irregardless' or 'Regardless'? Crime Words.Feb 07, 2019 Listen
659 - Normans, Ralls, and VoicemailFeb 04, 2019 Listen
658 - 'Wage,' 'Wager,' and 'Wed'Jan 31, 2019 Listen
657 - 'Tip of the Hat" or 'Tip Your Hand'? 'Yeah No.'Jan 24, 2019 Listen
656 - ‘Relapse’ or ‘Recur’? 'Kneeled' or 'Knelt.' ’Methinks.’ Jan 17, 2019 Listen
655 - ‘Myriad’ or ‘Myriad Of’? What Is a Run-On Sentence?Jan 10, 2019 Listen
654 - 'Stint' or 'Stent'? How to Pronounce 'Coyote.'Jan 03, 2019 Listen
653 - How to Use an Asterisk. Journaling.Dec 27, 2018 Listen
652 - ‘Purposely' or 'Purposefully'? Yule.Dec 20, 2018 Listen
651 - 'Capitulate' or 'Recapitulate'? Colons. Dec 13, 2018 Listen
650 - 'Wreaked' or 'Wrought'? 'Crescendo.' Could We Understand Aliens?Dec 06, 2018 Listen
649 - 'Ado' or 'Adieu'? Pronouns and AntecedentsNov 29, 2018 Listen
648 - Does Your Language Influence How You Think?Nov 22, 2018 Listen
647 - Pronoun Order. ‘Flier’ or ‘Flyer.’ The Plural of ‘Mouse.’Nov 15, 2018 Listen
646 - 'Blond' or 'Blonde'? How 'Trolloping' Became a Word.Nov 08, 2018 Listen
645 - Interview with New York Times bestselling author Courtney SummersNov 01, 2018 Listen
644 - 'Sit' or 'Set'? Monster Names.Oct 25, 2018 Listen
643 - ‘In the Limelight.’ ‘A’ or ‘An’?Oct 18, 2018 Listen
642 - 'Regard' Versus 'Regards.' Languages Without Numbers.Oct 11, 2018 Listen
641 - 'Myself.' ‘Get the Skinny.’Oct 04, 2018 Listen
640 - Can a Screw Screw Itself into a Board? (Middle Voice)Sep 27, 2018 Listen
639 - Great Paragraphs. Falling off the Turnip Truck.Sep 20, 2018 Listen
638 - 'None.' How Pirates Talked.Sep 13, 2018 Listen
637 - ‘MacGyver.’ ‘Semicolons.’Sep 06, 2018 Listen
636 - 'To Boot.' Duck Tape. 'Can' and 'May.' Pronouns.Aug 30, 2018 Listen
635 - 'Quick and Dirty.' 'Momentarily.' Short Subjects.Aug 24, 2018 Listen
634 - 'Rack' or 'Wrack'? How to Eliminate Adverbs.Aug 16, 2018 Listen
BONUS: Words for ColorAug 14, 2018 Listen
633 - Is That Comment Facetious, Sarcastic, or Sardonic? Cleft Sentences.Aug 09, 2018 Listen
632 - 'Ask' as a Noun. Ships as 'She.'Aug 02, 2018 Listen
631 - Anniversaries. Conversate.Jul 26, 2018 Listen
630 - Who Wrote the ABC Song? Shark Idioms!Jul 19, 2018 Listen
629 - 'Gourmet' or 'Gourmand'? Why July 14 Is Called Bastille Day.Jul 12, 2018 Listen
628 - Why 'Bag' and 'Beg' Sound the same to some people? Does 'Texas' Mean 'Crazy'?Jul 05, 2018 Listen
627 - How to Write a Great Cover Letter. 'Kinda' and 'Wanna': Real Words or Not?Jun 28, 2018 Listen
626 - ‘Aggravate’ Versus ‘Irritate’ What Is a Functional Shift?Jun 21, 2018 Listen
625 - ‘Dinner’ or ‘Supper’? How to Write a Thank-You NoteJun 14, 2018 Listen
624 - ‘Trooper’ and ‘Trouper.” Why Is It Called a Spelling Bee?Jun 07, 2018 Listen
623 - 'Calvary' or 'Cavalry'? Spelling Bee Interview.May 31, 2018 Listen
622 - Is a Troop One Person or a Group? RepetitionMay 24, 2018 Listen
621 - ‘Council’ or ‘Counsel’? Direct and Indirect Quotations. Oxymorons.May 17, 2018 Listen
620 - When to Capitalize 'Mom.' In the Doldrums.May 10, 2018 Listen
619 - Co-worker. Barefaced and Baldfaced Lies. Mixed Metaphors. May 03, 2018 Listen
618 - Jazz and Thunder. Say Your Piece (or Peace)?Apr 26, 2018 Listen
617 - 'Lay' and 'Lie.' 'Grill' and 'Grille.' 'Warsh.'Apr 19, 2018 Listen
616 - The Prodigal Tongue. Odoriferous. Battle Royale.Apr 12, 2018 Listen
615 - Humor with Adverbs. Noisome. Receipts. Case Quarters.Apr 05, 2018 Listen
614 - Illeism. Named For or After? Misinformation and Disinformation.Mar 29, 2018 Listen
613 - Dictionary.com Starts Defining Emoji (an interview with Jane Solomon)Mar 22, 2018 Listen
612 - The Pin/Pen Merger. American. 'Half-Staff' or 'Half-Mast'?Mar 16, 2018 Listen
611 - Pudding. "There Are" Sentences. Winning LimerickMar 08, 2018 Listen
610 - Top 10 Grammar Myths. How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names.Mar 02, 2018 Listen
609 - Pull Idioms. Surprising Food Names. Dillydally.Feb 22, 2018 Listen
608 - Dilly Dilly. How Many Prepositions Can You Put in a Row?Feb 15, 2018 Listen
607 - Brainstorming. Call Out Sick? Synesis.Feb 08, 2018 Listen
606 - Levidromes, Tom Swifty Jokes, and new OED Words. Feb 01, 2018 Listen
605 - A Homophone Error at the SAG Awards. Lectern or Podium? Capitalizing Award NamesJan 25, 2018 Listen
BONUS: Introducing LaunchJan 22, 2018 Listen
604 - Origin of 'Gerrymandering.' Is 'Data' Singular or Plural?Jan 18, 2018 Listen
603 - Words of the Year, Why You Shouldn't Use 'Eskimo,' 'Canon' or 'Cannon'?Jan 11, 2018 Listen
602 - I'm Chuffed. Jan 04, 2018 Listen
601 - "Based In" or "Based Out Of"? Omitting "That"Dec 28, 2017 Listen
600 - How to Pronounce 'Caramel.' Sports IdiomsDec 21, 2017 Listen
599 - Delicious English Words (Chocolate, Guacamole) with Aztec RootsDec 14, 2017 Listen
598 - Gifting and Regifting. Take a Decision.Dec 08, 2017 Listen
597 - Eskimo Words for Snow. Write a Book!Nov 30, 2017 Listen
596 - Why Businesses Are Called Houses. Why We Call It "Black Friday."Nov 23, 2017 Listen
595 - 'Side' Words. What Is a Bailiwick?Nov 16, 2017 Listen
594 - The Plural of 'Batman.' Why Smart People Struggle with Shakespeare Too.Nov 09, 2017 Listen
593 - The Origin of English: Proto-Indo-European.Nov 02, 2017 Listen
592 - "Sofa" or "Couch"? "Skeleton" Idioms.Oct 26, 2017 Listen
591 - "Cannot" or "Can Not"? "Dead" Idioms.Oct 19, 2017 Listen
590 - How to Write an ApologyOct 12, 2017 Listen
589 - The "Ruth's Chris" Apostrophe. Thingamajigs.Oct 05, 2017 Listen
588 - Why People Mimic Accents. Why People "Have Your Six."Sep 28, 2017 Listen
587 - More British & American Differences. Quotation Marks with Periods and CommasSep 21, 2017 Listen
586 - UK and US English. Bad or Badly?Sep 15, 2017 Listen
585 GG. Rainy Idioms. "Because," "Due To," "Since," and "As" Sep 07, 2017 Listen
584 GG. Pipe Dream. Comma Before a Quotation.Sep 01, 2017 Listen
583 GG Important or Importantly? Time Traveler WordsAug 25, 2017 Listen
582 GG. How to Use Quotations. Stop Calling Yourself a Grammar NaziAug 17, 2017 Listen
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