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Shorthand of Backhands and Forehands

Greetings, oh wise ones. Here's another podcast, this one featuring a slang quiz on the word "phonemarking."


In our discussion forums we're still taking entries to win a copy of Jeff Prucher's book, "The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction." Dozens of submissions have already arrived in our inbox and still more have been posted in the thread. Yours is due by midnight tomorrow, September 10, so get coining! The fun is here:


On the radio show front, we're happy to report that the new season of the show is taking shape. After a summer of editing learners' dictionaries, Grant is now looking into "cut a dido," which means to "to pull a prank or shenanigans." Martha's just back from watching the forehands and backhands at the US Open, where she took shorthand notes on tennis jargon. Both of us are trying to get the upper hand on an unruly inbox as we catch up on listener mail.

We've both also been meeting with sponsors. If you or your business would like to sponsor the show, drop us a line! We'd love to tell you about our fantastic audience. 🙂

Wishing you anapests in Budapest,

Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett

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