Lexicon Valley: The etymology and history of a mystery word with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

Lexicon Valley: Guess the Mystery Word or Phrase

A show about the mysteries of English.
Aug. 25 2014 7:45 AM

LinguaFile II: Can You Guess the Mystery Word?

Listen to Slate’s show about the etymology and history of a peculiar word, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

590x590_PodcastArt_LexiconValley

Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 41: LinguaFile II

Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss a mystery word or phrase with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer. For more on the mystery word, visit Zimmer’s Word Routes column on Vocabulary.com.

Advertisement

You’ll find every Lexicon Valley episode at slate.com/lexiconvalley, or in the player below:

Send your thoughts about the show to lexiconvalley@slate.com.

Mike Vuolo is a radio and podcast producer and the host of Lexicon Valley.

  Health & Science
Science
May 29 2015 11:55 AM San Andreas Is a Crock But there’s a reason West Coast geologists are fixated on the “big one.”