It’s the last show of the year, and we’ve got Daniel, Ben, and Kylie live in the studio.

We’re discussing everything from punctuation in texting, to YouTube voice. And we unveil our Word of the Year.

All on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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Show notes

Study confirms that ending your texts with a period is terrible

Science continues its war on grammar, says ending texts with a period is bad

Some Reddit users cannot stand the ‘thumbs-up’ emoji.

Don’t commit these subliminal text messaging faux pas

The Linguistics of ‘YouTube Voice’

Hank Green: “Stop Embarrassing Yourself”

Paris climate deal: The word that almost brought down a global agreement

The one word that almost sank the climate talks

Language tiff nearly derailed world heritage designations for Japan

In Contracts, One Word Makes All the Difference

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