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

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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: 4:03 AM