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

Don't Be a Clown! Guess This Word With Vaudevillian Roots.

Don't Be a Clown! Guess This Word With Vaudevillian Roots.

A show about the mysteries of English.
June 29 2015 2:52 PM

LinguaFile XIII: Don’t Be a Clown!

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

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Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 63: LinguaFile XIII

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.

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