That's What They Say

By Anne Curzan, Rebecca Kruth

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That's What They Say is a weekly segment on Michigan Radio that explores our changing language. Each week University of Michigan English Professor Anne Curzan will discuss why we say what we say with Michigan Radio Weekend Edition host Rebecca Kruth.

Episode Date
TWTS: It's both football season and football season
Sep 24, 2023
TWTS: In tennis, "love" won't let you win, but "let" might
Sep 10, 2023
TWTS: It's not unusual to be nonplussed over the meaning of "nonplussed"
Sep 04, 2023
TWTS: An inquiry into "inquire" and "enquire"
Aug 27, 2023
TWTS: Much ado about "ado"
Aug 20, 2023
TWTS: Your verbiage might be your best quality, unless its your worst
Aug 14, 2023
TWTS: An extra maître d' serves up a spelling question
Aug 06, 2023
TWTS: How clean is a whistle, really?
Jul 30, 2023
TWTS: Don't blow off "off"
Jul 23, 2023
TWTS: Comparatives need gooder usage rules
Jul 16, 2023
TWTS: Broadcasting doubt about "broadcasted"
Jul 09, 2023
TWTS: Both may come from a hare, but it's still "hide nor hair"
Jul 02, 2023
TWTS: Dictionaries are defined by their editors
Jun 25, 2023
TWTS: We hereby sanction you to use "sanction" as you see fit
Jun 11, 2023
TWTS: What's the "hap" in "haphazard"?
Jun 04, 2023
TWTS: Think hard before pointing out language quirks
May 28, 2023
TWTS: Lend your ears before you loan your money
May 21, 2023
TWTS: An origin story that's just "OK"
May 14, 2023
TWTS: When deadlines were deadly
May 07, 2023
TWTS: If you drive a lorry, take the road less “travelled," not "traveled"
Apr 30, 2023