20 episodes

From KMUW Studios, 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. Each week Kathy and Ross send a word to Fletcher, and then they convene over the airwaves to hear him pronounce it. Sometimes he gets it right. And sometimes they get to say, "You're Saying It Wrong."

You're Saying It Wrong KMUW Studios

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 76 Ratings

From KMUW Studios, 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. Each week Kathy and Ross send a word to Fletcher, and then they convene over the airwaves to hear him pronounce it. Sometimes he gets it right. And sometimes they get to say, "You're Saying It Wrong."

    Food! Glorious Food! (Part 1) | YSIW

    Food! Glorious Food! (Part 1) | YSIW

    It's a cornucopia of delights! A feast for the... mouth? Ears? Whatever words are a feast for. We'll scarf down a Brazilian berry, a flaky French treat, and some delicious little potato pastas, while trying not to get yelled at by our Greek waiter. How exactly do you say all of these delicacies? We'll also take a little detour and look at the unexpected origins of a recently announced word of the year.

    • 27 min
    When Bad Words... Turn Good! | YSIW

    When Bad Words... Turn Good! | YSIW

    This time out we're going to get nice and cute and have a little fun with some words that were born on the wrong side of the tracks, but found the path to redemption.

    • 34 min
    Origin Stories | YSIW

    Origin Stories | YSIW

    Horse jumping, goats fighting hedgehogs, rude fruit-related gestures... today we look at some of the most surprising and exciting word origins we can think of.

    • 27 min
    Egregious Errors: The Master Class

    Egregious Errors: The Master Class

    We're continuing on from the last episode's fun and games, but the difficulty is ramping up!

    • 30 min
    Eight Egregious Errors | YSIW

    Eight Egregious Errors | YSIW

    Well, actually Nine Egregious Errors, but Eight looks better, and one of them isn't really THAT bad. We'll look at some of the most common language mistakes, even in major publications, that might make your eyes pop out of your head. But... are they really a big deal?

    • 34 min
    When Good Words Go Bad | YSIW

    When Good Words Go Bad | YSIW

    Find out what happens when perfectly nice words fall in with the wrong crowd...

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

KanPodFan ,

Short, snappy and upbeat

I always learn something and enjoy these podcasts. They feed my word lust.

Jacko0309 ,

Funny and informative!

Keep it up!

joshballs87 ,

The English Language Is a disaster

And Fletcher, Ross, and Kathy are little post-apocalyptic robots trying to clean it up for all of us.

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