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The World in Words with Patrick Cox focuses on language. We decode diplospeak and lay bare nationalist rants. And as English extends its global (...)
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The words that divide Indian-Americans

Sonia Paul grew up California, the child of immigrants from India and the Philippines. No wonder she's fascinated by the heated debates among (...)

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  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast431.mp3

Elena Ferrante & Italy's Linguistic Past

Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels have become a global hit. Their plot is rife with love and sex and the mob AND language. This week on the (...)

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  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast430.mp3

How Christianese became a thing

Have you attended any “Matthew parties” lately? Or ever felt “too blessed to be stressed, too anointed to be disappointed”? If the answer is yes, you (...)

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  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast429b.mp3

Arabic's Jewish dialect

The Arab world used to be home to hundreds of thousands of Jews who spoke their own variants of Arabic. Today, Judeo-Arabic survives only in (...)

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  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast428.mp3

'Black' is a French word too

Many French people favor the English word 'black' over the local equivalent 'noir.' Why? There's a history behind it that (...)

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  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast427.mp3


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