Every once in a while you stumble upon a new way to be educated in some way that rocks your world. The radio program A Way with Words is just such a discovery. I was looking for a particular podcast when I came across this radio program and as a word person it was particularly entertaining. I have been hooked ever since.
Here’s the introduction they have on their website: “A Way with Words is a lively hour-long public radio show about language, on the air since 1998. Author Martha Barnette and dictionary editor Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well.”
This segment that features the saying “Gazelle on the Lawn” will give you a taste of what they have to offer, it’s an entertaining look at words and sayings that is lighthearted and fun. Their show is also broadcast of a range of public radio stations around the country, just not in my region. Highly recommended, you can listen on-line or download to your favorite mp3 player.