Sitemap - 2022 - Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
You Had Better!
Can You Learn English By Watching TV?
Why Do We "Bear" Children?
Is "Knocked Up" Racist?
Why Do People Say "Needs Washed"?
From Y'all to Yo?
The More the Merrier
What Are You Gonna Do with This Place?
What a Young Brain Can Do
Why Do Some People Say "Impordant"?
Apples Please Me
What Do You Talk?
Is Y'all Singular or Plural? It's Both.
The Problem With You
Rodney Dangerfield Redux
The Rodney Dangerfield Pronoun
Is the Datum/Data Distinction Dead?
The Luck of the Pot
Is Negro a Slur or Just Antiquated?
Why Did Latin Die Out?
Sullen, Secure & Sober
One Is the Loneliest Number
Why Does It Rain Cats and Dogs?
From Disrespect to Disaster
Throw Up, Turn Out & Believe
Why Are We "Accessing" Everything?
Oversight Committee Overlooks
Why Fidget Poppers Are "Satisfying"
Do We Know How "Gender" Arises in Language?
How Do You Say Intersection?
Why Do We Dot Our i's?
Did Built Replace Builded?
The Anointed One
You Are SO Articulate. Really.
Why Do Native Speakers Make "Mistakes"?
June, Jejune and Dinner
When Words Collide
English's Two TH Sounds, Explained
Why Is K Shaped Like That?
The Haphazard History of C
When a "Queen" Was a Prostitute
Apology and Privilege
JFK's Most Famous Sentence
How Do You Pronounce "Often"?
The Evolution of 'Woke'
BONUS: Bunch, Elder and Goose
Reviving Dead Languages
Why Do Brits Put R's Where They Don't Belong?
BONUS: English Is Hard Enough Without Antiquated Distinctions
Let Sleeping Dogs Lay
How Do Different Languages Handle Being Polite?
Bonus: How Did Nigeria Get Its Name?
Welcome to Lexicon Valley!
Where Is the Name Ketanji From?
Why Do We Have Rights, But We Don't Have Lefts?
BONUS: A Year of Russian
The Ukrainian Language
How Did Execute Come to Mean Kill?
BONUS: A Playwright and a Fishmonger Walk into a Haberdashery
How About This Weather?
Do Italian Speakers of English Really Talk-ad-a-Like-a-This?
BONUS: Say Uncle
Joe Rogan and the N-Word, by Way of Kyiv
We INfer and DEfer. Do We Ever Just Fer?
BONUS: Canny, Cunning and Uncouth Are All Cousins
Son of a Bitch on a Hot Mic
An Existential Question About Bread, Okay?
BONUS: English Is Very French in the Kitchen
RIP: Sidney Poitier, Lani Guinier, Max Julien
Why HAVE a Look When You Can Simply Look?
John and Jonathan, Explained