Lexicon Valley
May 29 2012 11:12 AM“The House is Building”?Why you never learned the passival tense, even though it used to be proper English grammar.
May 7 2012 1:13 PMHow English Lost Its GendersListen to Slate’s show about how a simple quirk of grammar may affect the way we think.
April 23 2012 12:15 PMSo …Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo on a little word with big ambitions.
March 5 2012 2:12 PMThe Story of Ain’tListen to Slate’s show about the most controversial dictionary ever published.
Feb. 21 2012 1:21 PMBetween You and IListen to Slate’s show about a grammar mistake that won’t die.
Feb. 6 2012 4:09 PMWhere Did That Sentence-Ending Preposition Rule Come From?Listen to Slate’s new language show Lexicon Valley, with Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo.
May 14 2012 3:14 PMFor He/She’s a Jolly Bad PronounListen to Slate’s show about whether English needs a gender-neutral alternative.
April 30 2012 12:17 PMWhen Nouns Grew GenitalsListen to Slate’s show about what it means for language to have gender.
March 12 2012 2:44 PMThe Meaning of ScrabbleListen to Slate’s show about how much language really matters in the hugely popular word game.
Feb. 27 2012 1:30 PMIs Black English a Dialect or a Language?Listen to Slate’s show about America’s fraught relationship with Ebonics.
Feb. 13 2012 12:38 PMThe Other F-WordListen to Slate’s show about the history and future of the word faggot.