'Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation'

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There are two kinds of people in the world: those who correct other people’s grammar, and those who think that those people are jerks. Ammon Shea’s new book, Bad English, looks at what are commonly considered mistakes in our language and explores how people first started speaking this way. Often the historical context puts these vilified turns of phrase in a completely new light.

Credits

Guest:
Ammon Shea - author, 'Bad English'

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Ryan Kailath