The Word Nerds: A Weekly Podcast About Words, Language, and Why We Say the Things We Do

Find out who we are.

Please vote for our podcast every month at PodcastAlley.

Podcast Alley
Fill out our audience survey.
Join our Frappr map.

Word Nerds Frappr Map
Free subscription:

Click to open the iTunes page for The Word Nerds.

The Word Nerds Odeo channel

Download Juice, the cross-platform podcast receiver



Press:


Send an email.

Archives

2007
July

2006
July
May
April
March
February
January

2005
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March

August 2005
S M T W T F S
     
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31




Want this badge?

Powered by
Liberated Syndication

copyright © 2005, 2006 by Dave Shepherd, Howard Shepherd, and Howard Chang

Creative Commons License
Unless otherwise specifically attributed, all original work in this site and feed (including all audio files, web pages, and images) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 2.5 License.


Howard Shepherd and Dave Shepherd talk about neologisms that stick around in language. (2:45)

Song: 'Groovy T' by Euphonic (17:36)

Rude word of the week: 'duh' (We include a tribute to Urban Dictionary.) (20:04)

Song: 'Fashion Dog' by One Drop Rule (24:04)

Metaphors that die (27:53)

Theme music by Kick the Cat

time: 33:21
size: 30.6 Mb
rating: PG-13 (brief reference to sex; use of a racial slur as a slang reference)

Direct download: TWN-2005-08-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03am EDT

Howard Chang, Howard Shepherd, and Dave Shepherd talk about filler language and the tyranny of silence. (2:00)

Song: Vocal tic mashup, based on 'Saunter Down Sixth Avenue' by The Pulsars (11:29)

Rude word of the week: 'blabbermouth' (12:17)

Song: 'Gift of Gab [god's gift]' by Doug Evans (16:34)

The discipline of silence; silence as punishment (20:14)

Theme music by Kick the Cat

time: 27:27
size: 25.2 Mb

Direct download: TWN-2005-08-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03am EDT

Howard Shepherd and Dave Shepherd talk about the effect of Internet communication on written English. (2:16)

Song: 'Letters to Myself,' by Now Death, courtesy of GarageBand.com (17:36)

Rude word of the week: 'Dear John letter' (22:04)

Song: 'Fairest of the Mall,' by Griddle, courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network (26:33)

What's coming next? How is new technology influencing language change? (29:05)

Theme music by Kick the Cat

time: 34:22
size: 31.6 Mb

Direct download: TWN-2005-08-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03am EDT

Dave Shepherd, Howard Shepherd, and Howard Chang talk about their pet language peeves. (1:54)

Song: 'You and I Are,' by Laughing Colors (11:12)

Rude word of the week: 'anal retentive' (14:13)

Why we all dislike 'verbing' (18:21)

Theme music by Kick the Cat

time: 25:03
size: 23 Mb

Direct download: TWN-2005-08-06.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03am EDT