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Word Matters

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Word Matters is a show for readers, writers, and anyone who's curious about the English language. Join Merriam-Webster editors as they challenge supposed grammar rules, reveal the surprising origins behind words, tackle common questions, and generally geek out about the beautiful nightmare that is our language.
 
Understand the Bible in just ten minutes a day as your favorite pastors walk you through each chapter with clear explanation and compelling application. Through the Word guides you on 19 epic journeys covering every Bible book from Genesis to Revelation, one chapter at a time. Join over 150,000 daily listeners and start your Bible habit today.
 
Light-hearted conversation with callers from all over about new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, and language change and differences, as well as word histories, etymology, linguistics, regional dialects, word games, grammar, books, literature, writing, and more. Listeners of all backgrounds can join author/journalist Martha Barnette and linguist/lexicographer Grant Barrett on the show with their language thoughts, questions, and stories: https://waywordradio.org/contact or word ...
 
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Welcome to our whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase. Each week, we delve into the origins of phrases to find out how they came into the English language. We tell the story of how the phrase got from its beginnings to where it is today. Shauna and Dan are two big nerds, so expect some geek culture references, random trivia facts, and loads of laughs!
 
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 28, 2022 is: myopic • \mye-OH-pik\ • adjective Myopic means "not able to clearly see objects that are far away." Figuratively, it means "lacking in foresight or discernment" or "narrow in perspective and without concern for broader implications." // The corrective eye surgery has been approved for myopi…
 
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Shauna and Dan dig into the origins of Jump the Shark while documenting the phrases shift from TV failures to a plethora of topics. As a bonus, there are shows that ran for years after supposedly jumping the shark and other shows that jumped the shark twice! Despite the negative phrase it's all Happy Days on this week's #BunnyTrails Copyright 2022 …
 
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Use of the Period After the "S" in Harry S. Truman's Name "According to The Chicago Manual of Style all initials given with a name should "for convenience and consistency" be followed by a period even if they are not abbreviations of names. The U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual states that the period should be used after the "S" in Harry…
 
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