Episode 9: Talking Turkey (and Many Other Place Names, Too!)

Happy Thanksgiving! This week we discuss place name oddities. Paul Brians begins with his blog post, “Let’s Talk Turkey.”

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Episode 8: Bridging the Unbridgeable with Ingrid Tieken

Joining the podcast from Leiden University in the Netherlands is Ingrid Tieken to talk about her study of the history of usage guides.

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Links:
Bridging the Unbridgeable
The Bishop’s Grammar
Common Errors in English Usage entry on “none”

Episode 7: Reading George Eliot and Moving Back in Time

In this week’s episode we go back in time and talk about a particularly marvelous George Eliot sentence.

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Daniel Deronda, the full text
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