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"A Way with Words", Fan Rat [Feb. 13th, 2013|09:21 pm]
I listen to the language radio show and podcast A Way with Words. They cover etymology, the history of sayings, regionalisms, and other linguistic odds and ends.

They've recently started a page they call the "word wall". They've asked listeners to submit photos of themselves holding their favorite word.

So I did. And my photo got added!

(Photo credit and thanks to my wonderful Kit!)

Side notes:
* Our son Timothy had a question featured on the show last year. He had wanted to know why a tie in Tic Tac Toe is a "cat's game."
* Of the other listeners on the word wall, I think my favorite is the guy holding "shenanigans" upside down. :)

[User Picture]From: cass_rising
2013-02-14 09:10 am (UTC)
That's awesome. And how did I know that would be your favourite word? ;)
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[User Picture]From: schnee
2013-02-14 10:50 am (UTC)
Your photo's the best one on there, I'd say. :)

Heh, "zymurgy". I have a distinct feeling that that word was mostly chosen because it would likely appear last. (Incidentally, that's about the only reason I know that word at all — in the venerable Encyclopædia Magica for AD&D, an encyclopedia of magical items, the last one listed was "Zymurgy, Zweiback of". Which, when you think about it, is even weirder than it sounds.)

Oh, and I'm curious, why IS it called a "cat's game"?

Edited at 2013-02-14 10:50 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kj_roo
2013-02-14 11:17 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: cass_rising
2013-02-14 03:05 pm (UTC)
After some contemplation, I've decided that "quadruped" is my favourite word.
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[User Picture]From: baccala_30
2013-02-14 09:34 pm (UTC)
Love the pic. :)
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[User Picture]From: tilt_longtail
2013-02-15 02:19 am (UTC)
HAHA that's great!
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[User Picture]From: thump
2013-02-15 02:20 am (UTC)
Noice :)
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