‘Credit crunch’ is OUP UK’s Word of the Year.
Anatoly Liberman looks at the word “hello”.
Ammon Shea looks at the connotations of the word “politician”.
The podictionary word of the week is “placebo”.
Anatoly answers questions.
Ammon Shea looks at the frequent use of the word “clarify”.
The podictionary word of the week is “marathon”.
Anatoly Liberman recounts the times when phonetics were used to determine the death, expulsion or release of a group of people, and takes a closer at the development of homonyms.
Ammon Shea takes a look at the word “uppity”.
Mark Peters looks at the word “nano.”
The Podictionary word of the week is cartoon.
Anatoly Liberman looks at guilt and shame.
Can you use “Hansardize” in a sentence?
The podictionary word of the week is “suit”.
or, Shame and Guilt from an Etymological Point of View,
With Some Observations on Sham and Scam Thrown in for Good Measure (Part 1: Shame)
Jeff Prucher reflects on winning the Hugo Award.