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A Muggle’s View Of Potter-Speak

WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack had her weekly chat with language maven Ben Zimmer.

07/15/2011

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Dylan The Prophesizer

WCBS 880’s Deborah Rodriguez spoke with language maven Ben Zimmer.

05/27/2011

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The ‘Arab Spring’ Has Sprung

Did you hear the chat with language maven Ben Zimmer?

05/20/2011

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Royally Speaking

WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack had her weekly chat with language maven Ben Zimmer.

04/29/2011

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Eco-Speak: An Earth Day Glossary

WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack had her weekly chat with language maven Ben Zimmer.

04/22/2011

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The Pitcher With A Thesaurus In His Locker

Did you hear WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack talk with language maven Ben Zimmer about New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey?

04/08/2011

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Gain’s ‘Gooder’ Galls Grammar Grouches

Did you hear WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack chat with language maven Ben Zimmer?

04/01/2011

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How We Got an ‘App’ For That

Did you hear the chat with language maven Ben Zimmer?

03/25/2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at his inauguration - Albany, NY - Jan 1, 2011 - Photo: Nathaniel Brooks-Pool/Getty Images

‘Cannot Be Underestimated’

Did you hear the interview with New York Times “On Language” writer Ben Zimmer?

01/21/2011

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Is Your Phone’s ‘Autocorrect’…Incorrect?

We’ve all gotten those texts or emails that leave you scratching your head in wonder. We have smartphones that may be too smart.

01/14/2011

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What’s The Word Of 2010?

Did you hear the chat with New York Times “On Language” writer Ben Zimmer?

12/17/2010

Do Tongue Twisters Help Perfect Speech?

Is it true that tackling tongue twisters can tame diction troubles? If you believe movies like “My Fair Lady,” “Singin’ In The Rain” and the latest film “The King’s Speech,” then yes.

12/10/2010

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‘Scratch Paper’ or ‘Scrap Paper’?

Did you hear the interview with New York Times “On Language” writer Ben Zimmer?

12/03/2010

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‘WWW’ Celebrates 20 Years

We don’t even think about it when we type “www” ahead of a website address but the story behind those three little letters is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

11/12/2010

Creeper! Rando! Sketchball!

Did you hear the chat with New York Times “On Language” writer Ben Zimmer?

11/05/2010

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