Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine examines the many intricacies of spoken accents, that is, how people speak and pronounce words and phrases in different parts of the country, but we […]
Research has shown time and again that women’s voices are judged more harshly than men’s. For example, on the campaign trail, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was criticized for having an […]
Is it pop or soda? Do you say bubbler or water fountain? On Wednesday October 16th, our host Tim Hansel discussed the book “Wisconsin Talk: Linguistic Diversity in the Badger State” with one of its authors Eric Raimy. We learned a lot about the history of Wisconsin dialect, how the linguistics differ around the state, and why we say certain phrases or words here in the badger state.
English speakers use a polyglot language of Germanic origins, littered with Latin, French, Arabic, Yiddish and slang from nearly every generation and who knows what else. English changes constantly. Now, […]