Podcasts: A Way With Words

I’ve just discovered Podcasts. Yes – I know – I’m waaaay behind the curve on this one. For those of you even further behind the curve – they are like amateur, mini-radio shows that you can listen to on your computer or down load to your music play.

Some are not so mini, nor amateur for that matter. Like blogs – they vary a great deal. However – my current fave is “A Way with Words” – which is about the English language – folks phone in with questions about obscure words or regional terms that they grew up with, and the hosts fill them in on the history and origin of the term – if they know it. For instance – someone might phone in and say, “My grandmother used to describe something really big and extreme as a ‘blinger.’ Like, if a storm was coming – she might say ‘It’s going to be a real blinger.’ Is that a regional expression?”And they talk about the term and it’s origin. It’s totally fabulous!

So grab that Ipod you got for Christmas and load it up with “A Way with Words.” It’s awesome. In fact – it’s a real blinger!

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