With words, things are not always what they seem.
An etymology is a story about how a word or phrase got to be that way. How did your favourite phrases come about? Is it possible that the origins you’ve heard are not quite true? And how can you spot a fishy story?
Daniel, Ben, and Kylie are coming at you live for this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Pinjarup | Ethnologue
Google’s Quest To Design A Typeface For Every Language On Earth
Google Fonts: Noto Sans
What’s new in Unicode 9.0?
Good luck takes a reverse
List of common false etymologies of English words
Was ‘tip’ formed from an acronym of ‘To Insure Promptness’?
The Word Detective: False etymologies
The Phrase Finder — a great resource.
Wiktionary: global weirding
Global Weirding Is Here – The New York Times
Global warming vs climate change
Orthorexia: when healthy eating turns against you
Orthorexia nervosa: when righteous eating becomes an obsession
Orthorexia nervosa – when healthy eating is no longer healthy
Pete Evans is clueless about nutrition
Pete Evans slammed for ‘potentially damaging’ paleo diet advice to osteoporosis sufferer
Doctor criticises chef Pete Evans for giving ‘potentially deadly’ diet advice
Clean eating trend can be dangerous for young people, experts warn
CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet online
The Butterfly Foundation
Bully: A Vicious, Cowardly Word With a Long History
Find the tracks we play on the RTRFM webpage for this episode.
Image credit: Kylie Sturgess