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Author:  megmagdah [ 20 Jan 2009 18:14 ]
Post subject:  words, words, words

Hi All,

Imagine how pleased I was to hear today that the little literary event I've organized is going to be the subject tomorrow's on . "" brings together , who (much to my obsessively-minded delight) read the entire 21,730 pages of the Oxford English Dictionary, and , who writes on verbal blunders and language "super-learners," to discuss our complex and sometimes charmingly clumsy relationship to language. The event is at 7PM on Thursday, January 22, at (for those of you in the Hartford, Connecticut, area).

You can listen to the broadcast (hosted by the lovely John Dankosky) (http://www.cpbn.org/program/where-we-live) tomorrow at 9AM EST. You will be able to download the episode later in the week. I plan on taping my head to the radio.

I thought some of you might be as nerdy as I am.

m

Author:  cruzichick [ 21 Jan 2009 10:13 ]
Post subject:  Re: words, words, words

Thanks for the heads up - I just finished listening to it! Apparently I am as nerdy as you are :wink: I am so happy to know the word "petrichor". I'll have to pick up the book to see if there is a word for "puppy smell".

It also reminded me of the episode of Blackadder III where they accidentally burn the only copy of Dr. Johnson's dictionary.

Dr. Johnson: (enraged) Are you using my dictionary to underline naughty words?!
Prince Regent: That's what all the future ones will be used for.

So true!

I hope all goes well for the event tomorrow night.

Author:  megmagdah [ 21 Jan 2009 10:17 ]
Post subject:  Re: words, words, words

Thanks so much for listening! I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's event.

I will definitely be seeking out that Blackadder episode later...

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