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The Common Errors in English Usage podcast features Paul Brians, author of the Common Errors in English Usage Web site and book.

The Common Errors in English Usage Podcast Paul Brians

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The Common Errors in English Usage podcast features Paul Brians, author of the Common Errors in English Usage Web site and book.

    Episode 122: The Gluten-Free Episode

    Episode 122: The Gluten-Free Episode

    This week we discuss more medical terms, including MRIs, EKGs, CAT scans and others; and then we proceed to some talk about food sensitivities. Subscribe on iTunes Download mp3 On Stitcher Cartoon accompaniment: Links: Buy the book! This week’s calendar entry is “feint/faint.”

    Episode 121: Medical Terms—Refills, Urgent Care, Vein vs. Artery, Taut vs. Taunt, and Much More

    Episode 121: Medical Terms—Refills, Urgent Care, Vein vs. Artery, Taut vs. Taunt, and Much More

    This week we discuss medical terms, including accessible care vs. guaranteed care; fractures, sprains, and strains; Alzheimer’s vs. dementia, and more. Subscribe on iTunes Download mp3 On Stitcher Cartoon accompaniment: Links: Buy the book! This week’s calendar entry is “taunt/taut/tout.”

    Episode 120: Crusades, Demagogues, Stump Speeches & More

    Episode 120: Crusades, Demagogues, Stump Speeches & More

    This week we continue our discussion of terms related to governance and politics. We explore crusades, demagogues, stump speeches, gerrymandering, and barn burners. Subscribe on iTunes Download mp3 On Stitcher Cartoon accompaniment: Links: Buy the book! This week’s calendar entry is “vapid/vacuous.”

    Episode 119: A Modicum of Civility—Citizenship, Civil Disobedience, and Civil War

    Episode 119: A Modicum of Civility—Citizenship, Civil Disobedience, and Civil War

    This week we continue our discussion of terms related to governance and politics. We explore citizenship, civil disobedience, and civil war. Subscribe on iTunes Download mp3 On Stitcher Cartoon accompaniment: Links: Buy the book! This week’s calendar entry is “unrest.”

    Episode 118: The Magi(c) of Christmas

    Episode 118: The Magi(c) of Christmas

    This week we rebroadcast our Christmas episode from 2015. In the spirit of the Christmas season, Paul Brians calls on his background as a scholar of the Bible and discusses some of the important language in the story of Christmas. Do you know the religious tradition of the Magi? The difference between miracle and magic? … Continue reading Episode 118: The Magi(c) of Christmas

    Episode 117: Holiday Greetings and the War on Christmas

    Episode 117: Holiday Greetings and the War on Christmas

    When a would-be suicide bomber attempted a terrorist attack in New York City earlier this month, he said he chose his target because there were Christmas-themed posters nearby. This week on the podcast we talk about the more theoretical  war on Christmas, and we discuss holiday greetings. Subscribe on iTunes Download mp3 On Stitcher Cartoon … Continue reading Episode 117: Holiday Greetings and the War on Christmas

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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English Nerds Unite

Terrific podcast for the English nerd. I have read Paul Brians' materials and newsletter from way back. He is a renaissance man and savant. What’s not to like when he shares his insights to the oddities and quirkiness of the English language?
The only knock is the sound quality. It does need to be improved. Thanks Brian.

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