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.

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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.

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

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