Browsing Month January, 2007

Updates

So this is late, but here’s our Christmas tree: Very small, but it fit nicely in our living room. Thanks to everyone who helped put presents under it. We had a nice Christmas by ourselves: opened presents, made a nice dinner, took a walk in the park. A couple of weeks ago we went to more…

California, Christmas, and Radio

Just a quick note to say that Sarah and I are now back from a week in California, where we attended a linguistics conference and I recorded a little radio. We also had a nice little Christmas. Pictures and more details to come about everything. By the way, the radio show I’m cohosting begins airing more…

New Season of KPBS Radio’s “A Way With Words” Starts January 20th

I’m happy to announce that a lot of hard work goes out for public consumption starting this Saturday, January 20th, when the first shows of the new season of the radio show A Way With Words begin broadcasting. My lovely cohost Martha Barnette and I have been recording since October, trying a bunch of new more…

“Plutoed” Voted 2006 Word of the Year

In its 17th annual words of the year vote–the longest-running vote of its kind in the English-speaking world–the American Dialect Society voted “plutoed” as the word of the year, in a run-off against “climate canary.” To “pluto” is to demote or devalue someone or something, as happened to the former planet Pluto when the General more…

Do you want to be on the radio?

We’re looking for contestants for our new language quiz on A Way With Words, broadcast from KPBS in San Diego to California, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and around the world via streaming and podcast. The quiz is a short, playful game about words and their meanings. Plus, there may be a little prize in it for you. more…