Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
Why Do People in Old Movies Talk Like That?
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Why Do People in Old Movies Talk Like That?

An encore presentation of a much loved episode.
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Bette Davis in 1938.

John is traveling this week and so we’re running a previous episode about the speech patterns of Bette Davis, George Gershwin, Louis Armstrong and countless other Americans of the 1930s. Why do they all sound like that?

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Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
A podcast about language, with host John McWhorter.