Bob Garfield
Bob Garfield

Bob Garfield, author most recently of the genre novel Bedfellows, is co-host of Slate’s Lexicon Valley and of WNYC’s On the Media.

Lexicon Valley
March 23 2015 10:35 AMIs “Try And” an Acceptable Substitute for “Try To”?Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a quirk of grammar that Henry Fowler believed “should not be discountenanced.”
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 23 2015 3:07 PMSex WorkersUniversity of Michigan professor Anne Curzan discusses -ess, -ette, -trix, and other feminine endings in the English language.
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 26 2015 11:20 AMThe Many Lives of Anna KareninaJournalist and author Masha Gessen discusses the challenge of translating a literary masterpiece.
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 29 2014 11:29 AMLexicon Valley: Lexicographers Explain Their Words of the Year
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 1 2014 10:56 AMWhat Does It Mean to Sound Gay?Listen to Slate’s show about the myths and realities of the stereotypical gay man’s voice.
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 20 2014 9:09 AMWhere Did the Word Snark Come From?
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 15 2014 1:19 PMHow a Child's Universe Was Literally Turned Upside Down
Lexicon Valley
March 9 2015 10:29 AMTwo Theories on the Origin of CarnivalListen to Slate’s show about the contested origin of a gluttonous word, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 9 2015 10:27 AMDid the Word Quiz Result From a Bet?Listen to Slate’s show about a supposed historical wager and the neologism it spawned, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 12 2015 12:48 PMThe Etymology of Cockamamie Is Just ThatListen to Slate’s show about the Yiddish-inflected origin of a crazy word, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 15 2014 11:58 AMToo Much Grog Will Make You Groggy. But Where Does Grog Come From?Listen to Slate's show about the etymology of an 18th-century quaff, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 17 2014 12:31 PMHelp Solve the Mystery! Where Did Get One’s Goat Come From?Listen to Slate’s show about the etymology of a thoroughly caprine phrase, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Politics
Feb. 13 2014 11:42 PMI Luv Big GovBig Government, will you be my Valentine?
The XX Factor
Jan. 11 2013 3:34 PM"Old Fart" Bob Garfield Responds to the Great Vocal Fry Outcry of 2013
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Medical Examiner
March 27 2015 5:16 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.