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Spectacular Vernacular
Linguist Nicole Holliday and Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer discuss the ways language is changing, talk to scholars and writers, and set and solve word puzzles.
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4.6 stars from 3,450 ratings
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epurnova1996 via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 05/07/22
Spectacular
Inspiring.
Xiaoqiuqiu0802 via Apple Podcasts · China · 05/07/22
Fun and informative
I’m enjoying the new hosts and format. I’m learning a lot about linguistics and then getting to have a little fun with the games at the end.
mrsbagnet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/22
Recent Episodes
On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben take a trip down memory lane and put their knowledge of past guests to the test. They also interview the founder and CEO of Planet Word, Ann Friedman. And finally, we’re taking our final virtual trip, this time to Northern Ireland, for...
Published 03/29/22
Published 03/29/22
On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben talk about the difference between a dialect and a language as they revisit a prior conversation about Ukraine. They also interview Will Shortz, crossword puzzle editor at the New York Times, about how he got into the world of puzzles....
Published 03/15/22
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