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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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