Hey, ho, here's a brief newsletter from "A Way with Words."

In this past weekend's episode we talked about new words, Dick's hatband, bye week, simping, the parson's nose, and more:

http://waywordradio.org/souped-up-and-sizzling/

Also this past week, Martha took a look at the language of falconry in a minicast:

http://waywordradio.org/one-swell-foop/

Here are some language-related stories we found:

A short history of stenography:

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v30/n23/pric01_.html

A contemplation on what makes language peevers peeve:

http://tinyurl.com/oapwod

And the em-dash is eating semicolons for breakfast:

http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/dashed-bad-form-may-09-counterpoints

More next week!

Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett

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