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Episode 38: Smug Seasoning

In this episode, Amy thinks about smocks and smiths with “smug” and Ryan finds a connection between spring and salt with “seasoning“.

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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Finally, to support the podcasting work we do, please consider becoming a Patreon sponsor at www.patreon.com/lexitecture   Thanks!

Episode 37: Water Talk

In this episode, Amy wonders about wetness and whiskey with “water” and Ryan chats about speaking with “talk“.

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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Finally, to support the podcasting work we do, please consider becoming a Patreon sponsor at www.patreon.com/lexitecture   Thanks!

Episode 36: Thumb Phobia

In this episode, Amy thinks about swollen digits with “thumb” and Ryan wonders why else you might run from something with “phobia“.

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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Finally, to support the podcasting work we do, please consider becoming a Patreon sponsor at www.patreon.com/lexitecture   Thanks!

Bonus Episode: Niggardly

Hello, and welcome to a special bonus episode!

This is an outtake from an earlier recording session that we thought was interesting enough to turn into its own mini bonus episode.

Going forward, bonus outtakes like this one or one-off mini-episodes will be released on our Patreon page for supporters there, but we felt that this discussion (about “niggardly” and the way some words have so much power that even sounding like them can lead to risky situations) was interesting enough that we should release it in our regular feed.

So we hope you enjoy this bonus episode, and as always if you’d like to chat with us about… well… anything at all, really, you can email us at words@lexitecture.com or drop by and connect with us on Facebook or Twitter!

Episode 35: Gorgeous Disco

In this episode, Amy thinks about knowing and dancing with “disco” and Ryan tries to find the connection between a chasm and a necklace with “gorgeous“.

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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Finally, to support the podcasting work we do, please consider becoming a Patreon sponsor at www.patreon.com/lexitecture   Thanks!

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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to. Another way to show your support for our work is by becoming our patron over on Patreon. You can find us at www.patreon.com/lexitecture!   Thanks!

Episode 33: Subtle Sequin

In this episode, Amy thinks about decorating with money with “sequin” and Ryan tries to examine the imperceptible with “subtle“.

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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Finally, to support the podcasting work we do, please consider becoming a Patreon sponsor at www.patreon.com/lexitecture   Thanks!

Episode 32: Temperature

In this episode, Amy is kept from us due to the curses of scheduling conflicts and Ryan wonders why, when and how we got so fixated on heat and cold with “temperature“.

Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each (normal) 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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Finally, to support the podcasting work we do, please consider becoming a Patreon sponsor at www.patreon.com/lexitecture   Thanks!

Episode 31: Old Dog

In this episode, Amy reflects on the young and otherwise with “old” and Ryan theorizes about English’s gift to the world with “dog“.

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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Finally, to support the podcasting work we do, please consider becoming a Patreon sponsor at www.patreon.com/lexitecture   Thanks!

Episode 30: Hogmanay Organ

In this episode, Amy reflects on Scottish holiday traditions with “hogmanay” and Ryan talks Chaucer with “organ“.

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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Finally, to support the podcasting work we do, please consider becoming a Patreon sponsor at www.patreon.com/lexitecture   Thanks!