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Talking About Words

Word nerds

“I’m thrilled people want to talk with me about language,” says Anne Curzan of her lifelong love of words.

The Word on Language and Grammar with Anne Curzan, Part 21

Silent consonants

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Why is there a “g” in “gnat” and a “k” in knife? And what the heck does “hnecca” mean? Anne Curzan knows.

Finding words

While Anne Curzan is on hiatus, MT “resurfaces” an oldie-but-goodie from the late Richard Bailey.

Under the radar

How shall we handle the subtle and undetected changes in English? Anne Curzan knows.

The Word on Language and Grammar with Anne Curzan, Part 23

Dead words

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Linguist Anne Curzan goes back in time to commune with werewolves and midwives.