130 episodes

In this podcast, we highlight fun but underused words, explain their usage and origin, provide real-life conversational examples for each, and generally have a good time.

Word of the Day Jamie Silva

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 77 Ratings

In this podcast, we highlight fun but underused words, explain their usage and origin, provide real-life conversational examples for each, and generally have a good time.

    Episode 128 - Arduous + Herculean

    Episode 128 - Arduous + Herculean

    Luckily, using these words in ordinary conversation is not an arduous task. 
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    • 12 min
    Episode 127 - Repartee

    Episode 127 - Repartee

    Featuring improvisational impresarios Jack & Kiersten, for whom repartee is practically a way of life. 
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    • 21 min
    Episode 126 - Anthropomorphize

    Episode 126 - Anthropomorphize

    Using this word could help you appear more charismatic--not to tiger levels maybe, but close. 
    Anthropomorphized animals featured: 
    - Sheldon (and Shelly) 
    - Maximilian Franz Fitzwilliam III. Unlike Sheldon (who's rather shy), Max would be delighted to make your acquaintance, as long as you bring the ginger biscuits. 
    - Andy, Auntie, and Ante Ant 
    - Hobbes of course.
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    • 20 min
    Episode 125 - Pontificate

    Episode 125 - Pontificate

    Pontificating about cool words is really the whole point of this podcast.
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    • 22 min
    Episode 124 - Flummoxed + Nonplussed

    Episode 124 - Flummoxed + Nonplussed

    In which Kaylin expertly answers tough questions about lawns & backpacking. 
    & here's the Key & Peele sketch mentioned. 
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    • 26 min
    Episode 123 - Nondescript

    Episode 123 - Nondescript

    We worked very hard to meet an arbitrary self-imposed deadline for this episode, so we hope you enjoy it. 
    Nondescript, adj. - lacking distinctive or interesting features or characteristics. As a noun: a nondescript person or thing.
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

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Parmandil ,

A delight!

This show has rapidly become one of my most effective ways of cheering myself up. No matter what mood I was in before starting an episode, soon after I begin listening I’m grinning, if not laughing outright. (Sometimes I have to pause because I can’t hear the podcast anymore over my own laughter!) It’s informative. It’s pleasant. It’s clever. It’s hilarious! I’ve learned a few new words… and I’ll never hear the word Draconian again without thinking of poor Draco being smothered under the weight of the public’s approbation!

Dr. Alan Christianson ,

Logophile approved!

Exactly what I was hoping for. Nice depth on each word.

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