Pass the Gatorade! Martha and Grant work up a sweat in this episode as they tackle a sports quiz and lob vocabulary questions back and forth. They also settle a family dispute about the pronunciation of eco-friendly and unlock the etymology of skeleton key. This episode first aired December 1, 2007.
Do you know what a rampike is? Or a colobus? Martha and Grant test each other’s knowledge of ten-dollars words with the online quiz at FreeRice.com.
A reader of Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential thinks the book is snarky—but what does snarky really mean?
How do you pronounce eco, as in eco-friendly? Is it EE-koe or EK-koe? A seller of environmentally friendly products learns whether she can tell her teenage son to go spread his pronunciation in the garden.
Finally, to great effect, your unaffected radio hosts explain the difference between affect and effect.
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