A Way with Words

Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, produced by Stefanie Levine

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A Way with Words is a fun and funny public radio show about words, language, and how we use them. Hundreds of thousands of language-lovers around the world tune in each week to hear author Martha Barnette and dictionary editor Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, English usage, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. The program is a fresh look at the pleasures and delights of language and linguistics, words and speech, writing and reading. Language-learners, ESL, ELT, and TESOL folks will find it a treat. Call with your questions at *any time* in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico at 1-877-929-9673, in London at +44 20 7193 2113, in Mexico City at +52 55 8421 9771, via email at words@waywordradio.org, on the web at http://waywordradio.org/, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/wayword, and via Skype to the user name "wayword."

A Way with Words is a fun and funny public radio show about words, language, and how we use them. Hundreds of thousands of language-lovers around the world tune in each week to hear author Martha Barnette and dictionary editor Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, English usage, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressi... Show more

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