A Way with Words is a radio show and podcast that features light-hearted conversation about language change, debates, and differences, as well as new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, word origins and histories, etymology, linguistics, regional dialects, word games and puzzles, grammar, books, literature, writers and writing, and more.
Listeners of all backgrounds join author/journalist Martha Barnette and linguist/lexicographer Grant Barrett on the show with their thoughts, questions, and stories about how language and words matter.
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