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.
Listen to this episode
Part 1 (featuring Alexis Dubus)
Part 2 (featuring Len Collard)
What fact did you learn at an embarrassingly late age?
Online Etymological Dictionary: barrel
Online Etymological Dictionary: barrow
How “Black English” Coarsens Culture
Postcolonial Grammar Snobs… God’s Biggest Creation Mistake Since Lucifer
Alexis Dubus – A Bl**dy Brief History Of Swearing – Fringe World
Alexis Dubus: Gigs
Japan to drop the swastika from its tourist maps
Percentage of native English speakers, by country
New Chrome App Helps Women Stop Saying “Just” and “Sorry” in Emails
Simon Horobin: Why do we say ‘sorry’ so much?
The American Dialect Society has spoken: These are the words that defined 2015
2015 Word of the Year is singular “they”
The Year in Words 2015: One Pronoun to Rule Them All?
NPR: Everyone Uses Singular ‘They,’ Whether They Realize It Or Not
Many authors have used it.
“In APA Style, whether it’s appropriate to use singular they depends on the context.”
List of gender-neutral pronouns
Dennis Baron – The Words that Failed: A chronology of early nonbinary pronouns
Donald Trump’s ‘schlonged’: A linguistic investigation
Schlonged? Donald Trump’s Pathetic Frat-Boy Politics
Netflix and Chill with… Ted Cruz?
Bill Maher: Microaggressions
Merriam-Webster announces its word of the year: ism
British MPs debate Trump ban, label him ‘crazy,’ a ‘buffoon,’ a ‘wazzock’
British lawmakers debate banning Donald Trump from UK for ‘hate speech’
Find the tracks we play on the RTRFM webpage for this episode.