What’s the one word that comes to mind when you hear the name J. D. Salinger? Masterpiece? Recluse? How about the F-word?

An Indianapolis listener came across an article about Salinger’s use of that word, and that got him wondering about the linguistic term, infix, for inserting at least one extra syllable into a word to make it more emphatic.

Released August 3, 2011.

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