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Welcome to our whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase. Each week, we delve into the origins of phrases to find out how they came into the English language. We tell the story of how the phrase got from its beginnings to where it is today. Shauna and Dan are two big nerds, so expect some geek culture references, random trivia facts, and loads of laughs!
 
Light-hearted conversation with callers from all over about new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, language change and varieties, as well as word histories, linguistics, regional dialects, word games, grammar, books, literature, writing, and more. You can join author/journalist Martha Barnette and linguist/lexicographer Grant Barrett on the show with your language thoughts, questions, and stories: https://waywordradio.org/contact or words@waywordradio.org. In the US 🇺🇸 and Canada ...
 
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Unexplained

Richard MacLean Smith

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Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast
 
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Bishop Robert Barron Friends, we are reading from the marvelous Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. This week, we hear Jesus compare his disciples to three things: the salt of the earth, the light of the world, and a city set on a mountain. What do all three of these things have in common? They do not exist for themselves; rather, they ex…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 1, 2023 is: eleemosynary • \el-ih-MAH-suh-nair-ee\ • adjective Eleemosynary means "of, relating to, or supported by charity." // She used her inheritance to establish and fund several eleemosynary institutions. See the entry > Examples: "I would not want you to think that Grady Thrasher is not a seriou…
 
Tonight on The Last Word: Tyre Nichols’s family holds a press conference. Also, 24 GOP senators sign a letter demanding spending cuts. Plus, Rep. George Santos recuses himself from committee assignments. And Trump pleads the Fifth over 400 times in the New York fraud deposition. Marq Claxton, Radley Balko, Sen. Chris Murphy, Rep. Daniel Goldman and…
 
Host Ricky Sacks is joined by a whole host of regular Last Word On Spurs panellists as we review the business which Spurs have conducted during this January Transfer Window and whether it changes to the club’s ultimate aims for the season and whether it affects Antonio Conte’s decision on his future. A quick shout out from our sponsors at the Beave…
 
Giles Poyner has worked in marketing and advertising for over twenty years and has worked on some of the biggest global brands. He explains how when it comes to marketing food and drink words really do matter. From taking every day slogans that we then associate with a brand to employing iambic pentameter to create taglines that stick in the custom…
 
Brandon Vogt Friends, do we have a right to choose how and when we die? Should we be worried about the rapid rise of euthanasia, including in the United States? Euthanasia has been in the news lately thanks to reports out of Canada, where last year, over 10,000 Canadians ended their lives via euthanasia. Those numbers are sure to go up, as Canada h…
 
The Word Podcast’s Julian Spivey and Tyler Glover continue their annual tradition of predicting the major Grammy Award winners and sharing who they would vote for. The 65th annual Grammy Awards are Sunday, Feb. 5 on CBS & Paramount+ at 7 p.m. (central) #Grammys--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anc…
 
Novelist Charles Dickens and the musician Prince were very different types of artists, but they also had a lot in common. A new book chronicling their extraordinary careers becomes a larger meditation on perfectionism and creativity itself. Plus, the military origins of the term ballpark estimate. And when two people say the same thing simultaneous…
 
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(Intro & piano music) This word has changed very little in its travels and it took the common route arriving here. Greek, Latin, French and in the 1600 across the English channel. Πρώτο (proto) in both ancient and modern Greek means 'The first' and τύπος (tipos) comes from the ancient greek verb τίπτω( tipto) meaning 'I hit'; that verb, used metaph…
 
It's Story Time, our weekly walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. This week Daniel Norcross returns to join Geoff for a long meander through bad beginnings. Plus a south London record, the best No.11, and one of the very best of all time. Your Nerd Pledge numbers this week: 2.03 - Nick Donovan & Andrew Beech 23.75 - Rob O'…
 
Matthew Bannister onHoward Baderman, the hospital consultant who transformed the discipline of emergency medicine and treated casualties from high profile events like the Kings Cross Tube Fire and the sinking of the Thames river boat The Marchioness.David Crosby (pictured), the singer and songwriter with the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young w…
 
In this episode we consider how to draft Titus 2:11-15. We also look at how to translate figures of speech, and note that in this verse, grace is personified so that it appears, offers salvation and teaches. What happens if it doesn't make sense in a new language to have an abstract noun do those things? This section ends Titus chapter 2!…
 
We have a great show for you which will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine. This week's program is on Global Health – how we are helping those in other parts of the world and everything that is going on at the Medical College of Wisconsin to make the world a better place, especially in the Department of Sur…
 
In the introduction, we mention the Yale Programme for Climate. Its most recent survey of on public attitudes to climate change dates from 2022 and includes the following two maps: Here, dark red indicates a higher percentage of the population worrying about climate change. Dark blue indicates a low percentage of the population thinking that climat…
 
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