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Talk the Talk: There’s No Enhance Button (with Helen Fraser)

15th October 2019

Talk the Talk: There’s No Enhance Button (with Helen Fraser)

What did the suspect really say? Justice may hang in the balance.

Talk the Talk: A Hard Spell (Live Q&A)

8th October 2019

Talk the Talk: A Hard Spell (Live Q&A)

Tough spelling words? We can help.

Talk the Talk: Emoji Innovations (Live Q&A)

1st October 2019

Talk the Talk: Emoji Innovations (Live Q&A)

Unique emoji usages — they’re grape.

Talk the Talk: Bugger All (with Isabelle Burke)

18th September 2019

Talk the Talk: Bugger All (with Isabelle Burke)

“I did bugger all.” How did this phrase come to mean “nothing”?

Talk the Talk: Language Hotspots (with Xia Hua)

4th September 2019

Talk the Talk: Language Hotspots (with Xia Hua)

Lots of languages. Itty-bitty living space. How come?

Talk the Talk: Community Size Matters (with Limor Raviv)

27th August 2019

Talk the Talk: Community Size Matters (with Limor Raviv)

Why are some languages more systematic than others? It could come down to community size.

Talk The Talk: Mailbag of Processes

30th July 2019

Talk The Talk: Mailbag of Processes

We’re opening up the Mailbag for another episode.

Talk the Talk: Because Internet (with Gretchen McCulloch)

23rd July 2019

Talk the Talk: Because Internet (with Gretchen McCulloch)

The rules are changing. Here’s the manual.

Talk the Talk: -nado, -holic, -pocalypse: Combining Forms (Live Q&A)

18th July 2019

Talk the Talk: -nado, -holic, -pocalypse: Combining Forms (Live Q&A)

These word parts are coming into their own.

Talk the Talk: Named Wrong (Live Q&A)

9th July 2019

Talk the Talk: Named Wrong (Live Q&A)

Times they named a thing the wrong thing.

Talk the Talk: The Grammarian Is In (with Ellen Jovin)

25th June 2019

Talk the Talk: The Grammarian Is In (with Ellen Jovin)

If you’re at a park in New York City, you may see someone at a table […]

Talk the Talk: Poetry

18th June 2019

Talk the Talk: Poetry

Poetry expresses the soul’s innermost. No wonder it’s kind of terrible.

Talk the Talk: Your Inner Prescriptivist (with Alyssa Severin)

11th June 2019

Talk the Talk: Your Inner Prescriptivist (with Alyssa Severin)

How can we have linguistic discussions with grammar sticklers?

Talk the Talk: Oxbows (Live Q&A)

4th June 2019

Talk the Talk: Oxbows (Live Q&A)

Some words were less restricted in bygone days of yore. Wait: yore? Bygone?

Talk the Talk: Difficult Words (with Jane Solomon)

28th May 2019

Talk the Talk: Difficult Words (with Jane Solomon)

Juxtapose. Obfuscate. And of course, absquatulate.