Lexicon Valley: Mystery word or phrase with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

Guess the Mystery Word!

Guess the Mystery Word!

A show about the mysteries of English.
June 1 2015 9:59 AM

Guess the Mystery Word!

Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a mystery word or phrase with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

590x590_PodcastArt_LexiconValley

Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 61: LinguaFile XII

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

Advertisement

This week’s episode is sponsored by The Great Courses and its series “Language A to Z.” Order it at 80 percent off the original price by visiting thegreatcourses.com/lexicon.

Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/podcastsplus.

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.