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Lexicon Valley

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Rank #14 in Language Learning category

Education
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Language Learning
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Lexicon Valley is a show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.

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Lexicon Valley is a show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.

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You went ahead and got the PhD so I didn’t have to.

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iTunes Ratings

2148 Ratings
Average Ratings
1695
263
75
49
66

Lexicon Valley

By GranddadVan - Aug 07 2019
Read more
You went ahead and got the PhD so I didn’t have to.

Wow

By lrj60 - Aug 06 2019
Read more
Where have you been all my life?
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Lexicon Valley

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Lexicon Valley is a show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.

Rank #1: Sex Workers

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Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss the authoress, the usherette, and the editrix with Anne Curzan, the lady professor.

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Feb 23 2015

35mins

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Rank #2: What Does It Mean to Sound Gay?

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Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo talk to speech scientist Benjamin Munson about the "gay voice."

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Dec 01 2014

39mins

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Rank #3: A Penetrating History of F*%k

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English speakers have been getting it on with the F-word for centuries.

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Jan 08 2019

45mins

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Rank #4: The Many Lives of Anna Karenina

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Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo talk to journalist and author Masha Gessen about translating Tolstoy.

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Jan 26 2015

39mins

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Rank #5: Lexicon Valley #3: Consider the Lamppost

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Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss the hypercorrected incorrectness of "between you and I."

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Feb 20 2012

30mins

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Rank #6: Seven Centuries of F--ks

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Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo talk to Jesse Sheidlower, author of The F-Word, about a recent discovery in the history of one our most enduring expletives. Lexicon Valley is brought to you by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/podcastsplus. Twitter: @lexiconvalley Facebook: facebook.com/LexiconValley Email: lexiconvalley@slate.com

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Oct 05 2015

34mins

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Rank #7: Why Do Southerners Talk Like That?

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John McWhorter dissects the many distinct features that make up Southern speech.

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Oct 02 2018

38mins

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Rank #8: The Pronouning of Profanities

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John McWhorter on the way in which words like f*ck and sh*t are increasingly standing in for it and that.

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Jun 12 2018

33mins

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Rank #9: Number Theory

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Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo ask the question: How did we go from "four and twenty" to "twenty four"?
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Nov 03 2014

29mins

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Rank #10: Lexicon Valley #28: A Brief History of Swearing

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Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss curse words old and new with author Melissa Mohr. Show notes at slate.com/lexiconvalley.

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Jun 17 2013

26mins

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Rank #11: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

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Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo don't know nuthin' about the double negative.
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Apr 20 2015

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Rank #12: Does Language Affect Thought?

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We revisit the popular notion that our language helps shapes our worldview.

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Jun 25 2019

47mins

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Rank #13: The Language of Female Friendships

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John McWhorter discusses communication styles with linguist Deborah Tannen, author of You're the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships.

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May 02 2017

35mins

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Rank #14: A Cat, a Coward, and Female Genitalia

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Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss the etymological quirkiness of the word "pussy." Lexicon Valley is brought to you by The Message, a new podcast series from GE Podcast Theater. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/podcastsplus. Twitter: @lexiconvalley Facebook: facebook.com/LexiconValley Email: lexiconvalley@slate.com

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Nov 02 2015

34mins

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Rank #15: Lexicon Valley #4: Jumpin' Salty in The O

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Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss the vernacular wrapped in a dialect inside a language that some call Ebonics.

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Feb 27 2012

41mins

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Rank #16: Lexicon Valley No. 36: The Dude Abides

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Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss the early history of the word "dude."
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Jan 27 2014

38mins

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Rank #17: The Inner Workings of Out

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John McWhorter on the rich complexities of a humble preposition.

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Feb 20 2018

34mins

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Rank #18: Why Do Some Americans Say Warshed?

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The letter R has a habit of intruding on spoken English. How come?

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May 14 2019

47mins

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Rank #19: LinguaFile VIII | Quiz

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Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a mystery word or phrase with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

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Feb 09 2015

26mins

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Rank #20: The Blaccent: What Does It Mean to Sound Black?

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Linguist John McWhorter argues that it makes perfect sense for the speech of black and white Americans to have subtle differences.

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May 03 2016

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