Psilence!
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by Fletcher Powell, Kathy Petras & Ross Petras
6d ago
We run through a few of the many, many English words that contain silent letters and some of the baffling reasons we pronounce those words the way we do ..read more
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The Latin Craze
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by Fletcher Powell, Kathy Petras & Ross Petras
1w ago
We dig into why certain words are spelled ridiculously thanks to a bunch of scholars a few hundred years ago who got a little too nutso about making everything look Latin ..read more
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Sneaky rules we don't know we follow
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by Fletcher Powell, Kathy Petras & Ross Petras
2w ago
Some of us like to be rule breakers, but here are a few rules of the English language we can’t help but follow. And we probably don’t even know they exist ..read more
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Hyperforeignisms and other times we just get too excited
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by Fletcher Powell, Kathy Petras & Ross Petras
3w ago
We look at what happens when we approach non-English words with a little too much gusto, and how exactly we should be saying foreign words so that we don’t sound silly (a tall order for some of us ..read more
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Doublespeak!
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by Fletcher Powell, Kathy Petras & Ross Petras
1M ago
We look at unconscious ways we follow the rules of English by doubling sounds and words, and how meanings of words can change when we say them twice. Now: are you confused? Or are you confused confused ..read more
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Big News!
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by Fletcher Powell, Kathy Petras & Ross Petras
1M ago
You’re Saying It Wrong is now more than just a podcast ..read more
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Deck the Halls!
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by Fletcher Powell, Kathy Petras & Ross Petras
1M ago
We look at the origins of some holiday-related words, including a reindeer controversy and a little bird that's surprisingly rude ..read more
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Stop being so non-positive!
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by Fletcher Powell, Kathy Petras & Ross Petras
3M ago
This week, we look at the official (?) rules of negativity in English ..read more
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Escher sentences (and other nice ways of saying nothing)
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by Fletcher Powell, Kathy Petras & Ross Petras
3M ago
Today we look at phrases that seem at first glance to mean something, but are actually complete nonsense ..read more
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Garden paths, crash blossoms, and other terrible ways of saying things
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by Fletcher Powell, Kathy Petras & Ross Petras
3M ago
Sometimes what we say or write can be grammatically correct but still make no sense whatsoever. Come along with us down this winding road ..read more
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