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What’s in YOUR spice rack? Say you’re food preparation up a pot of chili, and also you have to include more of that warm, earthy, powdered spice. Do you reach for a bottle of KOO-min? KYOO-min? Or are you going to include KUMM-in? The pronunciation offered in dictionaries might surpincrease you. Also: some world have a difficulty via utilizing the word problem instead of problem. And if you’re talking to a team of men and woguys, be careful about utilizing the term you males. Plus, sharp as a “marshmpermit sandwich,” the phrase “of an evening,” what your paycheck has to perform via salt, and also tips for breaking negative grammar habits.

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Youth is Wasted on the YoungLet’s settle this as soon as and for all: George Bernard Shaw is responsible for the sentiment behind the quote, “Youth is wasted on the young.” But Fred Shapiro’s Yale Publication of Quotations indicates that the history of the saying isn’t so easy.

This episode is hosted by Martha Barnette and also Grant Barrett, and produced by Stefanie Levine.

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Books Mentioned in the Broadcast

Yale Publication of Quotations by Fred Shapiro
The Amerihave the right to Heritage Thesaurus Online

Music Used in the Broadcast

TitleArtistAlbumLabel
OGDJimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery FurtherVerve
Beexact same MuchoWes Montgomery This Is Wes MontgomeryRiverside Records
Musicawi SiltThe Daktaris Soul ExplosionDesco
CaribaWes Montgomery This Is Wes MontgomeryRiverside Records
Wes’s TuneWes Montgomery This Is Wes MontgomeryRiverside Records
Don’t Ever Leave MeJ.C. Davis A New Day!Cali-Tex Records
Let’s Call The Whole Thing OffElla Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George and also Ira Gershwin Tune Book Verve