162 episodes

From KMUW Studios and part of the NPR Podcast Network, You're Saying It Wrong is a podcast that looks at what we get wrong—and what we sometimes get right—when it comes to this English language. Hosted by KMUW's Fletcher Powell, each episode features a conversation with the sister and brother who wrote the book on it. Literally. You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse is by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras.On June 24, 2022, You’re Saying It Wrong received first place in Division B for Interview Podcasts from the Public Media Journalists Association. The awards recognize the best work in public media journalism from across the country.

You're Saying It Wrong KMUW

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 152 Ratings

From KMUW Studios and part of the NPR Podcast Network, You're Saying It Wrong is a podcast that looks at what we get wrong—and what we sometimes get right—when it comes to this English language. Hosted by KMUW's Fletcher Powell, each episode features a conversation with the sister and brother who wrote the book on it. Literally. You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse is by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras.On June 24, 2022, You’re Saying It Wrong received first place in Division B for Interview Podcasts from the Public Media Journalists Association. The awards recognize the best work in public media journalism from across the country.

    Ye Olde Fossil Words

    Ye Olde Fossil Words

    We look at some very old words that used to mean something, but that we now only see in very specific instances.

    • 29 min
    If I Were To Talk About The Subjunctive...

    If I Were To Talk About The Subjunctive...

    Some of us (Fletcher) can never keep straight what, exactly, the subjunctive is, so fortunately Kathy and Ross are here to remind us!

    • 29 min
    We are all rhetoricians now

    We are all rhetoricians now

    We have fun with rhetoric and some commonly used rhetorical devices, including how we might be using them even when we don't realize it.

    • 29 min
    These Names Have Snob Appeal

    These Names Have Snob Appeal

    We look at some names of famous people that, when you pronounce them correctly, can let people know you're an expert... or a snob.

    • 29 min
    Shakespeare: He made up a lot of words

    Shakespeare: He made up a lot of words

    This week, Kathy and Ross quiz Fletcher on a list of words that may or may not have been coined by Shakespeare. You might be surprised by which ones we still use today.

    • 29 min
    British-isms

    British-isms

    We look at why Americans love to talk like our friends from across the pond— or like to think that's what we're doing.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

Pyzema ,

Uh-mazing!

Not only is this podcast a personal fav, I also force my classes of high school students to listen to various episodes thanks to the trio’s clean and humorous approach to podcasting. High level epistemologies are broken down clearly and widespread misnomers are clarified through a laugh-along convo. Def worth every penny of this free subscription!

Jolmon ,

I want to be your friend.

Seriously, I love this podcast. And you’re so much fun!

P-Tam ,

Attention all nerds!!

This show is fabulous. Lots of fun spelling, definition and vocabulary tips and they don’t take themselves to seriously! Sometimes I am laughing out loud in my car. Thanks so much to the creators!

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