Dec 13, 2022 • 31M

Is "Knocked Up" Racist?

Plus, some other pregnant expressions for with child.

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John McWhorter
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Desi Arnaz embraces Lucille Ball, enceinte in the early 1950s.

There’s a rumor going around social networks that “knocked up” traces back to American slave trading. Is there any evidence for that etymology? John explains.