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Slate Presents Lexicon Valley

By Slate Magazine/Panoply

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Lexicon Valley is a podcast about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.

Customer Reviews

Not an Uninteresting Podcast

This podcast is not only not uninteresting, it is also not poorly produced, nor is the range of topics limited or unoriginal. I am not disinclined to listen to each upcoming episode with relish.

Good first effort

I enjoyed this new podcast very much; however, I think you missed a very important step. You never actually defined what a preposition is. Or what you use one with. Or where the word comes from. Sorry... cheap thrills.

To be serious. You should have introduced this podcast, and it's subject, with a clear definition. Since I hope that you are speaking to each potential listener, not just the erudite, articulate masses, it seems only fair that the ragged seekers of lexicographic enlightenment should be fairly armed.


Whoa, my new favorite show

I love comedy and I love wordplay, so this podcast is perfect for me. I listen to A Way With Words pretty often, and my only complain with that show is they're not very real. This show isn't like that, it's very real and it's very entertaining and salt of the earth stuff.

It's informative, entertaining, and it gets down to the nitty gritty of language...