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A grammar nerd's delight. Co-Hosts Morgan Obidowski and Linda Huss break down current language and communication issues while drinking multiple bottles of wine. If Grammar Girl, Throwing Shade and Drunk History had a 3-way baby it would be this podcast.

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A grammar nerd's delight. Co-Hosts Morgan Obidowski and Linda Huss break down current language and communication issues while drinking multiple bottles of wine. If Grammar Girl, Throwing Shade and Drunk History had a 3-way baby it would be this podcast.

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I recently found this podcast and I freaking love it! -Debra the Dolphin

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Just found this. Seems fun!

iTunes Ratings

47 Ratings
Average Ratings
41
3
1
1
1

Wonderful!

By Debra the Dolphin - Jul 26 2018
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I recently found this podcast and I freaking love it! -Debra the Dolphin

Yay

By Lizzie BeeGee - Oct 25 2016
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Just found this. Seems fun!

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Drink Drank Drunk | A Grammar Show With A Drinking Problem

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A grammar nerd's delight. Co-Hosts Morgan Obidowski and Linda Huss break down current language and communication issues while drinking multiple bottles of wine. If Grammar Girl, Throwing Shade and Drunk History had a 3-way baby it would be this podcast.

#15: Drink Drank Drunk Is EVERYTHING

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On this episode:
East Coast humid hot means that the ladies are cooling off with rosé. The New York Times makes it official: “Everything” is a thing. (Duh.) Would you vote for the new word “soo” to mean very or extremely? The ladies and Coco weigh in on Deadspin's Hannah Keyser's proposal. And Linda declares her love for America. Sorry, Canadian and British listeners.

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Jul 04 2016

29mins

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#12: Shouldn’t Mainstream Media Be Concerned With Grammar?

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On this episode:
People are STILL outraged about the double space after period; tackling addicting vs addictive; we discuss the annoying misuse of “literally”, literally; stop with the car accidents and call it what it is — a crash.

We love Grammarly, and are proud to share their service. If you're too busy to listen to all of our amazing grammar and writing advice, just use Grammarly and let them do all the work of making sure your writing doesn't suck.

Jun 13 2016

25mins

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#51: Call Your Mom! It’s Our 51st Episode.

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On this episode:
It's our 51st episode, and we're talkin' emails. That's right—again. A study finally tells us which email sign-off is best. Thanks, science. We discuss four types of introversion and determine that Linda is all of them, and Brian is just a jerk. Etymology explains the reason salad and salt are kind of the same and why people with ovaries were once considered prone to hysteria. How times have changed…

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Mar 13 2017

22mins

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#64: Tickle Away Your Polio

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On this episode:
I guess we can't record too far in advance because our story about Anthony Scaramucci is now as relevant as your most clever and colorful AIM profile. Enjoy our mocking story anyway. Also, how do you laugh? Haha, he he, lol, ha, heh, HAHAHA. There's something wrong with all of them. But they can all cure disease, probably. There's a new language of dating, so three old married people discuss its credibility while trying to contend with an especially tricky online slideshow. And have you thought about your postmortem social media presence? Linda has.

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Aug 07 2017

30mins

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#22: In Case You Didn’t Know, We’re International Superstars

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On this episode:
WE'RE DRINKING FROSÉ. And we welcome beer and food writer Amy Strauss to discuss sexism in Olympics media coverage, style guides, cocktail and food capitalization and Wawa mashed potatoes.

Links:
The Media’s Olympics Coverage Reminds Us Just How Taxing It Is to Be a Female Athlete, New York Magazine's The Cut

Aug 22 2016

35mins

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#65: You Do You, Cooter Brown

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On this episode:
Hi to our new listeners! On this ep, we dive back into the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), discuss whether owls are solemn and stupid or wise lollipop lovers, and try not to throw up our boots. We also cover important grammar lessons as taught by Game of Thrones and discover that Coco is a “throner”.

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14 ways of saying drunk across the

Aug 21 2017

28mins

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#45: I Am a Woman With a Song Inside Her

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On this episode:
Vacay, meh, fashionista and about 20 other words first uttered/recorded in 1992 are turning 25. Being “mom” is cool, so all DDD fans are MOMMMM. We break down historic vs. historical and explain what the heck a retronym is. Plus, Morgan addresses her childhood issues with bear hair and gender confusion (as in, people often mistook her for a boy).

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Jan 30 2017

31mins

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#41: John Lithgow Is a Gem

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On this episode:
This week Linda gets in her time machine to the recent past (2016) to watch ONE EPISODE of a culturally relevant show. Morgan takes a stand on dads, Phish is corrupting our government, and the patriarchy is over! Plus, we call out hyper grammar correctors and decree the cool, new baby name of 2017: Manager. Happy New Year!


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Jan 02 2017

29mins

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#20: Um, Filler Words Are Helpful

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On this episode:
Um, like, so. Morgan, Linda and Brian discuss reviled speech-fillers while inadvertently using them every four seconds. Anytime vs. any time: Do you know the difference? The story behind the semicolon tattoo makes us misty. And the gang gets so distracted by their own rambling sidebars that they forget to answer a listener question. Next time.

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Aug 08 2016

26mins

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#49: Guys, I’m Not Italian

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On this episode:
It's a theme show! The DDD crew talks dictionary and are joined by a very special guest, Linda's husband! We wax poetic about everybody's favorite badass word curator, Merriam-Webster, and have a husband vs. wife word quiz battle royale. Linda makes Polish jokes and the gang roasts her husband for being Italian. Classic 2017.

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Ghost, Shade, And Humbl

Feb 27 2017

33mins

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#34: Bye Bye Grammar

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On this episode:
The DDD crew has new intro music and it has us on our beanwater! There is a war on grammar, aka a war on mad old dudes, and the battleground is the singular they. Morgan and Linda terribly predict the future of America while learning when to use woman vs. female. Linda weighs in on stuffy grammar rules and we outlaw apostrophes!

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Nov 14 2016

31mins

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#31: What Did Ja Rule Teach Us About Down-Ass Comforters?

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On this episode:

Yet another reason we are just like killer whales: menopause. They go past Janet Jackson age to Bea Arthur territory. I am drunk, but Morgan is drunker than _____. There are three correct ways to end that sentence, but one is Oxfordish, or douchey. Fall brings on down-ass comforter season, Ja Rule's favorite time of year. Bless your heart, y'all, fixin' to, ugly as homemade sin. Thanks for your lovely sayings, the South.

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Oct 24 2016

31mins

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#38: Ladies Be Second Class Citizen-ing

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On this episode:
Linda and Morgan carry on the tradition of pissing off their listeners by talking about irritating TV shows for too long. Whatever happened to the WB? We also praise the AP for calling out racist language and harsh on female sommeliers.

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Why Is the Second G in Gilmore Girls Lowercase?, Slate

Dec 12 2016

37mins

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#36: Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed

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On this episode:
Mary Norris, the comma queen, calls in to talk beer and pencils with the DDD gang. She also introduces us to the seedy Twitter underbelly of double spacers and answers a listener question about ellipses…

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Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

Nov 28 2016

40mins

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#27: It’s a 90s Podcast About Email Sign-Offs

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On this episode:
The crew addresses some recent listener critiques (ignore Linda's sobbing). The OED adds “jagoff” to the dictionary, but they're still jagoffs. We're on our beanwater as we discuss regional slang terms on the cusp of extinction. “Biweekly” and “bimonthly” can mean the same thing because English makes no sense. Morgan and Linda complement each other, and sometimes even compliment each other. And we're still searching for a solid email sign-off.

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Sep 26 2016

39mins

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#62: Xennials: Mixtapes, Dial-Up and Call Waiting

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On this episode:
Who is a bigger mixtape nerd: Brian, who crafted works of art for girls who didn't care, or Linda, who made an entire “My Heart Will Go On” cassette? They're both dorks, and they're both Xennials. New York Times reporters stand up for their copy editors because journalistic standards and accuracy. Female doctors aren't introduced with their “Doctor” title as much as male doctors. OMG SHOCKING. Shout-out to the Northwest Independent Editors Guild conference, which Morgan and Linda wish they could attend but can't because of their upcoming nuptials.

Jul 10 2017

27mins

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#69: You Are the Oprah of Bulleted Lists

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On this episode:
Were you a BSB, 98°, or N*SYNC fan? And how committed were you? In this ep we discuss:

  • Linda's interest in a *current* TV show
  • The newest words to make the cut at Merriam Webster AKA who's off the schneid
  • Which words the U-S-A can't S-P-E-L-L
  • And Linda's biggest passion in life — bullets!

Oct 16 2017

32mins

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#26: Only Dolly Parton Can Prevent Cryptomnesia

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On this episode:
Dolly Parton is an expert on accidental plagiarism — and on being a human. Listener/new friend Allison brings up the placement of “only” and the insulting inclusion of “actually” in otherwise pleasant sentences. We find out what the word “eggcorn” means, and then we ridicule people who use them.

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The Accidental Plagi

Sep 19 2016

31mins

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#61: Tilde Swinton

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On this episode:
Listener email time! Tildes are sarcastic. Is Frances a man or woman? An update from Anna, the boner photographer. And more.

Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.

Jun 26 2017

34mins

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#57: Buzz, Your Girlfriend

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On this episode:
After discussing musicals and Morgan's 7th-grade choir career (not impeded by her back brace), the team does a deep-dive into corporate robot language, per your constant requests for more workplace jargon coverage. And since we can't get enough of the singular they, we answer a listener email about pairing verbs with the non-binary pronoun. Lastly, we discover “doggo lingo.” (“Discover” = we find out about it because NPR did a story of this years-long trend.)

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May 08 2017

28mins

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#79: We're Baaaack (Please Don't Stash Us)

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You can thank Dock Street Brewery for this episode.

Jun 04 2018

32mins

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#78: We Quit?

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Feb 19 2018

32mins

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#77: Toe Ring Gal

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Feb 05 2018

29mins

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#76: Joel Schwartzberg, I’m Coming for Your Job

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On this episode:
Linda doesn't love all doggos, or even puppers, but she'll never reveal her breed ranking. We research the origins of the internet's favorite word and realize this podcast is el doggo. Linda can't find Youtube and tells us to write like pubescent children if we want people to actually read anything. Lastly, your emails are ruining your life. Or at the very least, your credibility. BUT WE HAVE TIPS!


Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.

Jan 22 2018

27mins

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#75: Get This Woman a Dictionary!

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On this episode:
We squeeze in a few more end-of-2017 lists because how can we resist the best sentences and most popular dog names of the year? Also, we reveal the trendiest baby name in U.S. history; you won't believe it. If you're planning to become friends with Morgan, keep your family tree handy. She requires it for all new friends. One of Morgan's many secret Facebook groups enjoyed a holiday thread about the words and phrases family members just can't get right. Let's all make fun of our parents!

Jan 08 2018

26mins

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#74: A Grammar Show With a Christmas Problem

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On this episode:
IT'S CHRISTMAS! We know you woke up early and gathered your family to listen to this episode. Big news: The name Aryan catapulted to #32 for baby boys in 2017. Happy birthday, Jesus. Everything is terrible. By the way, the most popular girl name was like Ava but longer, and the #1 boy name took Morgan by surprise (hint: Jake Gyllenhaal's dog). We also review Dante's nine circles of hell for grammar nerds. Worth noting: Linda is a Trekkie, and Morgan once yelled at a guy for calling her a “doppelganger” because she didn't know what it meant.

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Dec 25 2017

28mins

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#73: It’s Always Cuffing Season When I’m Wearing Pants

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On this episode:
Brian is ruining the podcast and Morgan is in a German immersion program. We throw out our best guesses for “Word of the Year” and reflect on how naive we were just a year ago. The Economist asks, “r the kidz ruining writing?” (no) and have no fear, the NSA is verrrrry busy with important grammar issues so our country is totally safe from any kind of threat.


Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.

Dec 11 2017

23mins

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#72: I’m Not Having an Australian Tell Me How to Speak English

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On this episode:
Linda helps a listener out by distinguishing formal job titles from stupid job titles. Morgan moonlights as a Dr., but not in the Jill Biden way and we finally find out, “What is Coco thinking???” After a deep dive into Twitter exclamation points we talk about the latest hot jam, ‘Take a Knee, My Ass (I'm Racist)'. Lastly, um, uh, huh? Byeeeeee!


Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.

Nov 27 2017

32mins

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#71: Stay Tuned Lawyer Dogs

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On this episode:
It's holiday card season, and that means one thing: We find out that all our friends and family members don't know how to write their own names. NO APOSTROPHES. There is no such thing as a lawyer dog, but for some reason, police officers thought that's what a man was requesting when he said, “Get me a lawyer, dog.” Guess who the judge sided with? We love BuzzFeed's Quibbles & Bits newsletter, and you will too. The most recent email delves into mental health terms we should eliminate from our writing (and everyday conversations). Also, Pittsburgh scares children with a creepy rendition of Noah's Ark. Neat episode!

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Nov 13 2017

31mins

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#70: John Stamos Is a Bot. Spread It.

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On this episode:
We record on Friday the 13th and things get spooky, so don't clip your nails! We take a long, disturbing look at what Facebook considers hate speech while taking even longer looks at celeb butts on Instagram. We also learn that you could read thousands of books if you stopped being an online troll and that Brian was once literally white bread. Lastly, Morgan doesn't help nerds and Linda collects her junk mail. Cool!

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Oct 30 2017

38mins

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#69: You Are the Oprah of Bulleted Lists

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On this episode:
Were you a BSB, 98°, or N*SYNC fan? And how committed were you? In this ep we discuss:

  • Linda's interest in a *current* TV show
  • The newest words to make the cut at Merriam Webster AKA who's off the schneid
  • Which words the U-S-A can't S-P-E-L-L
  • And Linda's biggest passion in life — bullets!

Oct 16 2017

32mins

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#68: Deer Whom It May Concern,

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On this episode:
Looking for a new gig? This one's for you. We break down annoying words and phrases to delete from your resume (no, we're not doing the accents over resume); how to address a cover letter to—gasp!—a woman; and how to send a non-obnoxious follow-up note. Morgan's advice: List all the important people you know and your dean's list semesters in your email signature.

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Oct 02 2017

41mins

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#67: It’s Almost Pear Season

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On this episode:
A studio makeover throws us off our game, but we push through to discuss the emoji that's the symbol of our time, the USC–UCLA fight over the spelling of Shakespeare (dorks) and the 10 things you probably don't know about the English language.

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The Thinking Face Emoji Is the

Sep 18 2017

36mins

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#66: I Work Where Jack Bauer Works

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On this episode:
Did you know that once you go on the internet you're not nice anymore? We make this important discovery when talking about the over-correcting of online grammar. We also learn that both Morgan AND Linda have been tricked by fake news. Spoiler alert: no such thing as ocean crocodiles. Lastly, people think you're a full idiot if you in emails. Poor Smiley.

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Northwest Independent Editors Guild
Policing people’s grammar online is never really abo

Sep 04 2017

33mins

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#65: You Do You, Cooter Brown

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On this episode:
Hi to our new listeners! On this ep, we dive back into the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), discuss whether owls are solemn and stupid or wise lollipop lovers, and try not to throw up our boots. We also cover important grammar lessons as taught by Game of Thrones and discover that Coco is a “throner”.

Links:

14 ways of saying drunk across the

Aug 21 2017

28mins

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#64: Tickle Away Your Polio

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On this episode:
I guess we can't record too far in advance because our story about Anthony Scaramucci is now as relevant as your most clever and colorful AIM profile. Enjoy our mocking story anyway. Also, how do you laugh? Haha, he he, lol, ha, heh, HAHAHA. There's something wrong with all of them. But they can all cure disease, probably. There's a new language of dating, so three old married people discuss its credibility while trying to contend with an especially tricky online slideshow. And have you thought about your postmortem social media presence? Linda has.

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Aug 07 2017

30mins

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#63: You Think You’re a Bunch of Lindas?

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On this episode:
Welcome to our stupid Titanic podcast. On this episode we discuss sad lady stuff starting with, is the Old Grey Lady sexist? We defend uptalk (question mark implied) and dive deep into how Linda got so smart. Plus, proper “too” usage. Get into it!

Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.

Jul 24 2017

20mins

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#62: Xennials: Mixtapes, Dial-Up and Call Waiting

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On this episode:
Who is a bigger mixtape nerd: Brian, who crafted works of art for girls who didn't care, or Linda, who made an entire “My Heart Will Go On” cassette? They're both dorks, and they're both Xennials. New York Times reporters stand up for their copy editors because journalistic standards and accuracy. Female doctors aren't introduced with their “Doctor” title as much as male doctors. OMG SHOCKING. Shout-out to the Northwest Independent Editors Guild conference, which Morgan and Linda wish they could attend but can't because of their upcoming nuptials.

Jul 10 2017

27mins

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#61: Tilde Swinton

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On this episode:
Listener email time! Tildes are sarcastic. Is Frances a man or woman? An update from Anna, the boner photographer. And more.

Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.

Jun 26 2017

34mins

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#60: You Always Ignore Me When I’m in That Chair

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On this episode:
Brian moved his seat in the studio, got laser eye surgery and switched from a Mac to a PC. After marveling at these major changes, we answer a listener question about ellipses. Apparently all we care about are email sign-offs, so we feature yet another article on that topic. Please note that if Morgan sees “Please consider the environment” in your email signature, she prints it and burns it. Did you know that vowels affect word order? You do now, dong-ding. Also, Brian wrote only one paper in college. This explains a lot.

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Jun 12 2017

35mins

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