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Leonard Lopate at Large

Mon, Mar 15, 2021 13:00 PM

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Hosts: Leonard Lopate
Topics:
  • sibling language experts Kathryn and Ross Petras on if the way we talk changed since Biden took office -
Synopsis:

After five years of near-constant upheaval in all areas of American life including language, have new words been created since Joe Biden was sworn in as president on Jan. 20?

In this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI, sibling language experts, regular contributors to the program and the authors of Awkword Moments: A Lively Guide to the 100 Terms Smart People Should Know and That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means: The 150 Most Commonly Misused Words and Their Tangled Histories Kathryn and Ross Petras consider the latest cultural shift in US history.

Guests:
  • sibling language experts Kathryn and Ross Petras -
Playlist:
  • "Sort Of" "Clog Dance" - Charlie Morrow
  • "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
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