Listen to Episode 62 of Slate’s The Gist:
The Committee to Establish a Suitable Flying Banner for the City of Sioux Falls has elected their first city flag. On The Gist, CESFBCSF President Hugh Weber and celebrity vexillologist Ted Kaye explains why Sioux Falls should raise the new banner high. Then Ammon Shea, author of Bad English, has a very unique take on the English language that will, like, literally aggravate the linguistically nonplussed. For the Spiel, five myths about myths.
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