A shibboleth can mark you as a insider… or an outsider.
Shibboleths can be words, phrases, or even sounds, but getting them wrong can lead to social or political exclusion, and in some cases, they can be fatal.
Linguist Daniel Midgley gives himself away on this episode of Talk the Talk.
Listen to this episode
Promo with Em Burrows
Flat Adverbs Are Flat-Out Useful
Banned words and flat adverbs
Nando’s: ‘Eat interesting’
A complaint about Nando’s
Grammatically Incorrect Slogans
Wikipedia: List of shibboleths
Disney Research creates method enabling dialogue replacement for automated video redubbing
A Mouth Full of Words: Visually Consistent Acoustic Redubbing
“MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD” EXTENDED TRAILER — A Bad Lip Reading of Game of Thrones
‘Shibboleth’ in the Old Testament
My blog post about ‘shibboleth’: Gospel Doctrine for the Godless
Wikipedia: Frisian peasant rebellion
Wikipedia: Parsley Massacre
Foucault That Noise: The Terror of Highbrow Mispronunciation
List of shibboleth names by which the privileged judge their inferiors
Slate: How Do You Pronounce “Bon Iver”?
How To Pronounce 18 Indie Band Names
Turkish sex worker dialect Lubunca liberates, stigmatizes LGBT community
Lubunca and the History of Istanbul Slang
The secret language of Turkey’s LGBT community
Diana Eades: Applied linguistics and language analysis in asylum seeker cases (PDF)
Tim McNamara: 21st Century Shibboleth: Language tests, identity, and intergroup conflict
Immigration by Shibboleth By Michael Erard
Monika S. Schmid: Treacherous shibboleths: Language as an indicator of origin (PDF)
More from Monika Schmid: Language as a passport
What’s the deal with Mx?
Mx flagged as possible title for transgender and other gender neutral people, according to Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary could soon include gender-neutral title ‘Mx’
When was the Mx gender-inclusive title created?
Find the tracks we play on the RTRFM webpage for this episode.