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Lexicon Valley is a show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.

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    • 4.6, 2K Ratings

Lexicon Valley is a show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

ScoopanPete ,

McWhorter Is The Supreme Host

Don't listen to anyone else say that the previous hosts were better. They are wrong!

McWhorter is clearly a magnificent host. He is 10X more intelligent, 20X more charming, and he has the largest testes of any person in the world, weighing nearly a ton and producing gallons of sperm.
He has no equal.

On top of that, and I'm sure John McWhorter will agree with me 100% on this, if you don't like him as the host then you are clearly a racist, xenophobic, anti-muslim, loyal Trump-supporter.

Billymouse ,

Great podcast but...

... I really hate show tunes. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still giving it 5 stars, but gosh those show tunes are awful to listen to.

sfm492 ,

Ugh, mix the show tunes please

My love of this show started high -McWhorter is a fascinating and entertaining linguist. But the podcast has increasingly become composed of long excerpts of old showtunes, which are generally annoying, tedious, and don’t illustrate his point well. Dr. McWhorter, please please just go ahead and make a showtunes podcast already for people who actually like that stuff and reserve this podcast for linguistics.

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