Lexicon Valley: The etymology and history of the word seersucker with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

Attention Southerners: Here’s Why You Love Seersucker

Attention Southerners: Here’s Why You Love Seersucker

A show about the mysteries of English.
May 4 2015 11:14 AM

Attention Southerners: Here’s Why You Love Seersucker

Listen to Slate’s show about a well-traveled fabric, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

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Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 59: LinguaFile XI | Seersucker:

Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss the etymology and history of the word seersucker with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer. For more on seersucker, visit Zimmer’s Word Routes column on Vocabulary.com.

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