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Young People’s Slang

Complaining about young people’s slang is nothing new. Browsing Google Books, Grant stumbled upon an amusing example from the 19th century called “The Age of Slang.” Oh, my stars and garters! This is part of a complete episode.

Herblock’s Law

Herblock’s Law is a bummer for anyone who, like Grant, loved the socks sold at The Gap fifteen years ago: “If it’s good, they’ll stop making it.” This is part of a complete episode.

Dog and Pony Show

Remember getting caught sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G? Grant and Martha wax nostalgic on some classic schoolyard rhymes. What do you call your offspring once they’ve grown up? Adult children? How about kid-ults? Plus, is there really such a...

Linguistic One-Upmanship

When is it okay to correct someone’s grammar? Grant offers two rules: Correct someone only if they’ve asked you to, or if they’re paying you to. Otherwise, telling someone they should’ve used I instead of me is just interrupt...