John McWhorter on “baby mama” and the future tense.

Where Did the Term Baby Mama Come From?

Where Did the Term Baby Mama Come From?

A show about the mysteries of English.
Oct. 17 2017 1:44 PM

Whence Baby Mama?

John McWhorter answers questions from Lexicon Valley listeners.

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John McWhorter answers questions from Lexicon Valley listeners on such topics as the origins of the term baby mama and whether the English language has a true future tense.

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