Episode 34: Brazen Measles Break (Feat. Mignon “Grammar Girl” Fogarty!)

We’ve got another very special on for you this week, dear listeners! Way back at the Sound Education Conference in Boston, we were lucky enough to sit on a “podcasting about language” panel with the likes of Kevin Stroud, Patrick Cox, Mark Sundaram and the one and only Grammar Girl: Mignon Fogarty! Well guess what? Mignon joined us earlier this month for a wordy chat, and here it is!

We sincerely doubt there’s anyone who knows us who doesn’t already know Mignon – she’s got a huge following on Twitter and Facebook and her website (https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl) is nothing less than a treasure trove for anyone wanting to improve their writing skills!

In this episode, Amy looks at various fractured definitions with “break“, Ryan looks at how different history might seem if we studied The Brass Age with “brazen” and Mignon explores the connection between sickness and the stars with “measles“.

Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or just random bits of head-scratching language trivia, this may be the show for you!

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One comment on “Episode 34: Brazen Measles Break (Feat. Mignon “Grammar Girl” Fogarty!)

  1. Franziska Schäfer says:

    Contrary to what you say: Leprosy is a contagious disease. You state it is not infectious. Maybe English not being my first language causes me to fail to distinguish both terms properly, but here: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/leprosy

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