Talk the Talk returns in a big way for this Australia / Survival Day 2016.

Linguist Daniel Midgley and smart people Ben Ainslie and Kylie Sturgess bring you three hours of language, interviews, and music on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Show notes

What fact did you learn at an embarrassingly late age?
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2yhxa9/what_fact_did_you_learn_at_an_embarrassingly_late/?sort=top

Online Etymological Dictionary: barrel
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=barrel

Online Etymological Dictionary: barrow
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=barrow

How “Black English” Coarsens Culture
http://www.tcrecord.org/PrintContent.asp?ContentID=18829

Postcolonial Grammar Snobs… God’s Biggest Creation Mistake Since Lucifer
http://ghanafeminism.com/2015/10/13/self-proclaimed-grammar-snobs-gods-biggest-creation-mistake-since-lucifer/

Alexis Dubus – A Bl**dy Brief History Of Swearing – Fringe World
https://www.facebook.com/events/909121025809062

Alexis Dubus: Gigs
http://www.alexisdubus.com/gigs.html

Japan to drop the swastika from its tourist maps
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/20/japan-to-drop-the-swastika-from-its-tourist-maps?CMP=soc_567

Percentage of native English speakers, by country
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English-speaking_world

NoongarPedia
https://wikimedia.org.au/nys/Main_Page

New Chrome App Helps Women Stop Saying “Just” and “Sorry” in Emails
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2015/12/29/new_chrome_app_helps_women_stop_saying_just_and_sorry_in_emails.html

Simon Horobin: Why do we say ‘sorry’ so much?
https://theconversation.com/why-do-we-say-sorry-so-much-53006

The American Dialect Society has spoken: These are the words that defined 2015
http://qz.com/590423/the-american-dialect-society-has-spoken-these-are-the-words-that-defined-2015/

2015 Word of the Year is singular “they”
http://www.americandialect.org/2015-word-of-the-year-is-singular-they

The Year in Words 2015: One Pronoun to Rule Them All?
https://www.vocabulary.com/articles/wordroutes/the-year-in-words-2015-one-pronoun-to-rule-them-all/

NPR: Everyone Uses Singular ‘They,’ Whether They Realize It Or Not
http://www.npr.org/2016/01/13/462906419/everyone-uses-singular-they-whether-they-realize-it-or-not

Many authors have used it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_they#Older_usage_by_respected_authors

Especially Austen
http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/austheir.html

“In APA Style, whether it’s appropriate to use singular they depends on the context.”
http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2015/11/the-use-of-singular-they-in-apa-style.html

List of gender-neutral pronouns
https://genderneutralpronoun.wordpress.com/links/organized-by-pronoun/

Dennis Baron – The Words that Failed: A chronology of early nonbinary pronouns
http://www.english.illinois.edu/-people-/faculty/debaron/essays/epicene.htm

Donald Trump’s ‘schlonged’: A linguistic investigation
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/12/22/donald-trumps-schlonged-a-linguistic-investigation/

Schlonged? Donald Trump’s Pathetic Frat-Boy Politics
http://www.thenation.com/article/schlonged-donald-trumps-pathetic-frat-boy-politics/

Netflix and Chill with… Ted Cruz?
https://www.facebook.com/TheOriginalBestOfTumblr/photos/a.252727674878437.1073741825.252714998213038/1274659162685278/?type=3&theater

Bill Maher: Microaggressions
https://youtu.be/HL7ypWmYX5s

Merriam-Webster announces its word of the year: ism
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/merriam-webster-ism-word-of-the-year-2015/

Wazzock
http://www.smh.com.au/national/up-the-wazzock–translating-swear-words-around-the-world-20160121-gmar0h.html

British MPs debate Trump ban, label him ‘crazy,’ a ‘buffoon,’ a ‘wazzock’
http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/19/politics/uk-parliament-trump-debate/

British lawmakers debate banning Donald Trump from UK for ‘hate speech’
http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/18/europe/uk-parliament-debates-trump-ban/


Show tunes

Find the tracks we play on the RTRFM webpage for this episode.