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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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Losing your accent

English is spoken with countless accents by both native and non-native speakers. But a hierarchy persists: there are 'good accents and (...)

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  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/audio/cdn/2018/01/segment-audio/wiwpodcast448.mp3

The words of 2017

What are the words and images that best describe this past year? And why do some people think "whom" is obsolete? We talk with Buzzfeed's (...)

  • Category: RADIO-NEWS
  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/audio/cdn/2017/12/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast447.mp3

My voice is my passport – verify me

Remember the 1990’s flick Sneakers with Robert Redford? Robert Redford’s character leads a group of hackers on a mission to steal a decoder from (...)

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  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast446.mp3

Welcome to the American family

US politicians have been using the word, 'assimilation' for more than a century. How has it evolved? What does it mean in Trump's (...)

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  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast445.mp3

Speaking Yiddish to the dead

In 2000, American poet Jennifer Kronovet began taking Yiddish classes for just one reason: to translate Yiddish poetry into (...)

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  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast444.mp3


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