I am one of many fans of the public radio program, A Way with Words. The show is broadcast from San Diego and presented by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett. They discuss a variety of language-related topics in an accessible, upbeat, and informative manner. Part of what I find so entertaining about the program is how the hosts navigate the tricky territory between staying true to their descriptive approach and sating some listeners’ desire for unequivocal answers to usage questions. A great example of this can be found around minute 20 of the recent episode, Secret Gibberish. The caller voices her irritation with the descriptive approach and longs for an Academy of English.
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