Mike Vuolo

Mike Vuolo is senior producer of podcasts and editor of @lexiconvalley.

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Dec. 30 2013 11:17 AMLet's Resolve in the New Year to Stop Using That Expression About Breaking Eggs and Making Omelets
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Dec. 17 2013 12:45 PMThe Crowdsourcing of JFK’s Most Iconic SpeechListen to Slate's show about the crafting of President Kennedy’s inaugural address.
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Nov. 21 2013 12:08 PMThe Germans Have a Word for It: Reißverschlusssystem
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Nov. 7 2013 2:10 PMWatch This 1925 Silent Film About the Creation, Literally, of the OED
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Oct. 3 2013 12:41 PMLMAO: A History That Dates Back to Dickens
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Sept. 23 2013 4:13 PMThe Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
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Aug. 6 2013 8:30 PMGrammar Scolds Unite!Embracing the hand-slapping, prescriptivist schoolmarm in all of us.
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July 1 2013 1:16 PMCan Geography Affect Language?The uncanny correlation between altitude and language development.
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Nov. 1 2012 1:27 PMHow Jews Grew HornsListen to Slate’s show about the all-important role that language translation (and mistranslation) plays in our lives.
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July 2 2012 2:42 PMTalking About the Past in the Present TenseListen to Slate’s show about Seinfeld’s masterful use of a time-honored narrative technique.
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June 11 2012 9:57 AM“Lord Grantham, Don Draper’s on Hold”The algorithm that finds anachronisms in Downton Abbey, Mad Men, and Edith Wharton.
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May 29 2012 11:12 AM“The House is Building”?Why you never learned the passival tense, even though it used to be proper English grammar.
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May 7 2012 1:13 PMHow English Lost Its GendersListen to Slate’s show about how a simple quirk of grammar may affect the way we think.
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April 23 2012 12:15 PMSo …Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo on a little word with big ambitions.
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March 5 2012 2:12 PMThe Story of Ain’tListen to Slate’s show about the most controversial dictionary ever published.
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Dec. 30 2013 10:52 AMWhy Is No Among a Child's First Words?Listen to Slate's show about the surprisingly complex taxonomy of simple negation.
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Dec. 10 2013 1:56 PMWill Learning a "Logical" Language Make You Think More Logically?Listen to Slate's show about an invented language that forces you to choose your words carefully.
History
Nov. 15 2013 10:30 AMWho Wrote JFK's Inaugural?Does it matter?
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Oct. 16 2013 2:00 PMWhat Happens When a Language Has No Numbers?
Cool Story
Oct. 1 2013 9:30 AMThe Birth of CoolCoul, coole, koole: How we got from cool temperatures to cool cats.
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Sept. 4 2013 11:30 AMHere Come the Word Nerds! Introducing Slate’s Language Blog, Lexicon Valley.
Brow Beat
July 24 2013 3:47 PMWhen Did "Bend You Over" Become a Sexual Phrase?
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June 17 2013 1:01 PMA Brief History of SwearingListen to Slate’s podcast about profanity and obscenity with author Melissa Mohr.
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Sept. 18 2012 2:40 PMWho You Callin’ A**hole?Slate’s show about Geoffrey Nunberg’s new book Ascent of the A-Word, now with transcripts.
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June 18 2012 3:51 PMDoes Your Writing Style Have a Fingerprint?Listen to Slate’s show about the surprising way mathematicians can determine authorship.
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June 4 2012 2:10 PMWas Honest Abe a Poet?How Lincoln’s speaking style evolved from overly ornate to the brilliant simplicity of Gettysburg.
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May 14 2012 3:14 PMFor He/She’s a Jolly Bad PronounListen to Slate’s show about whether English needs a gender-neutral alternative.
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April 30 2012 12:17 PMWhen Nouns Grew GenitalsListen to Slate’s show about what it means for language to have gender.
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March 12 2012 2:44 PMThe Meaning of ScrabbleListen to Slate’s show about how much language really matters in the hugely popular word game.
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Feb. 27 2012 1:30 PMIs Black English a Dialect or a Language?Listen to Slate’s show about America’s fraught relationship with Ebonics.

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