Drink Drank Drunk | A Grammar Show With A Drinking Problem

Drink Drank Drunk | A Grammar Show With A Drinking Problem

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A grammar nerd's delight. Co-Hosts Morgan Obidowski and Linda Huss break down current language and communication issues while drinking multiple bottles of wine. If Grammar Girl, Throwing Shade and Drunk History had a 3-way baby it would be this podcast.

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#79: We're Baaaack (Please Don't Stash Us)
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June 4, 2018
#78: We Quit?
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February 19, 2018
#77: Toe Ring Gal
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February 5, 2018
#76: Joel Schwartzberg, I’m Coming for Your Job
On this episode: Linda doesn't love all doggos, or even puppers, but she'll never reveal her breed ranking. We research the origins of the internet's favorite word and realize this podcast is el doggo. Linda can't find Youtube and tells us to write like pubescent children if we want people to actually read anything. Lastly, your emails are ruining your life. Or at the very least, your credibility. BUT WE HAVE TIPS!     Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.
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January 22, 2018
#75: Get This Woman a Dictionary!
On this episode: We squeeze in a few more end-of-2017 lists because how can we resist the best sentences and most popular dog names of the year? Also, we reveal the trendiest baby name in U.S. history; you won't believe it. If you're planning to become friends with Morgan, keep your family tree handy. She requires it for all new friends. One of Morgan's many secret Facebook groups enjoyed a holiday thread about the words and phrases family members just can't get right. Let's all make fun of our parents!
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January 8, 2018
#74: A Grammar Show With a Christmas Problem
On this episode: IT'S CHRISTMAS! We know you woke up early and gathered your family to listen to this episode. Big news: The name Aryan catapulted to #32 for baby boys in 2017. Happy birthday, Jesus. Everything is terrible. By the way, the most popular girl name was like Ava but longer, and the #1 boy name took Morgan by surprise (hint: Jake Gyllenhaal's dog). We also review Dante's nine circles of hell for grammar nerds. Worth noting: Linda is a Trekkie, and Morgan once yelled at a guy for calling her a “doppelganger” because she didn't know what it meant.   Links:
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December 25, 2017
#73: It’s Always Cuffing Season When I’m Wearing Pants
On this episode: Brian is ruining the podcast and Morgan is in a German immersion program. We throw out our best guesses for “Word of the Year” and reflect on how naive we were just a year ago. The Economist asks, “r the kidz ruining writing?” (no) and have no fear, the NSA is verrrrry busy with important grammar issues so our country is totally safe from any kind of threat.   Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.
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December 11, 2017
#72: I’m Not Having an Australian Tell Me How to Speak English
On this episode: Linda helps a listener out by distinguishing formal job titles from stupid job titles. Morgan moonlights as a Dr., but not in the Jill Biden way and we finally find out, “What is Coco thinking???” After a deep dive into Twitter exclamation points we talk about the latest hot jam, ‘Take a Knee, My Ass (I'm Racist)'. Lastly, um, uh, huh? Byeeeeee!   Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.
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November 27, 2017
#71: Stay Tuned Lawyer Dogs
On this episode: It's holiday card season, and that means one thing: We find out that all our friends and family members don't know how to write their own names. NO APOSTROPHES. There is no such thing as a lawyer dog, but for some reason, police officers thought that's what a man was requesting when he said, “Get me a lawyer, dog.” Guess who the judge sided with? We love BuzzFeed's Quibbles & Bits newsletter, and you will too. The most recent email delves into mental health terms we should eliminate from our writing (and everyday conversations). Also, Pittsburgh scares children with a creepy rendition of Noah's Ark. Neat episode!     Links:
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November 13, 2017
#70: John Stamos Is a Bot. Spread It.
On this episode: We record on Friday the 13th and things get spooky, so don't clip your nails! We take a long, disturbing look at what Facebook considers hate speech while taking even longer looks at celeb butts on Instagram. We also learn that you could read thousands of books if you stopped being an online troll and that Brian was once literally white bread. Lastly, Morgan doesn't help nerds and Linda collects her junk mail. Cool!     Links:
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October 30, 2017
#69: You Are the Oprah of Bulleted Lists
On this episode: Were you a BSB, 98°, or N*SYNC fan? And how committed were you? In this ep we discuss: Linda's interest in a *current* TV show The newest words to make the cut at Merriam Webster AKA who's off the schneid Which words the U-S-A can't S-P-E-L-L And Linda's biggest passion in life — bullets!
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October 16, 2017
#68: Deer Whom It May Concern,
On this episode: Looking for a new gig? This one's for you. We break down annoying words and phrases to delete from your resume (no, we're not doing the accents over resume); how to address a cover letter to—gasp!—a woman; and how to send a non-obnoxious follow-up note. Morgan's advice: List all the important people you know and your dean's list semesters in your email signature.   Links: 31
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October 2, 2017
#67: It’s Almost Pear Season
On this episode: A studio makeover throws us off our game, but we push through to discuss the emoji that's the symbol of our time, the USC–UCLA fight over the spelling of Shakespeare (dorks) and the 10 things you probably don't know about the English language.   Links: The Thinking Face Emoji Is the
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September 18, 2017
#66: I Work Where Jack Bauer Works
On this episode: Did you know that once you go on the internet you're not nice anymore? We make this important discovery when talking about the over-correcting of online grammar. We also learn that both Morgan AND Linda have been tricked by fake news. Spoiler alert: no such thing as ocean crocodiles. Lastly, people think you're a full idiot if you in emails. Poor Smiley.   Links: Northwest Independent Editors Guild Policing people’s grammar online is never really abo
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September 4, 2017
#65: You Do You, Cooter Brown
On this episode: Hi to our new listeners! On this ep, we dive back into the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), discuss whether owls are solemn and stupid or wise lollipop lovers, and try not to throw up our boots. We also cover important grammar lessons as taught by Game of Thrones and discover that Coco is a “throner”.   Links: 14 ways of saying drunk across the
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August 21, 2017
#64: Tickle Away Your Polio
On this episode: I guess we can't record too far in advance because our story about Anthony Scaramucci is now as relevant as your most clever and colorful AIM profile. Enjoy our mocking story anyway. Also, how do you laugh? Haha, he he, lol, ha, heh, HAHAHA. There's something wrong with all of them. But they can all cure disease, probably. There's a new language of dating, so three old married people discuss its credibility while trying to contend with an especially tricky online slideshow. And have you thought about your postmortem social media presence? Linda has.   Links:
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August 7, 2017
#63: You Think You’re a Bunch of Lindas?
On this episode: Welcome to our stupid Titanic podcast. On this episode we discuss sad lady stuff starting with, is the Old Grey Lady sexist? We defend uptalk (question mark implied) and dive deep into how Linda got so smart. Plus, proper “too” usage. Get into it!   Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.  
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July 24, 2017
#62: Xennials: Mixtapes, Dial-Up and Call Waiting
On this episode: Who is a bigger mixtape nerd: Brian, who crafted works of art for girls who didn't care, or Linda, who made an entire “My Heart Will Go On” cassette? They're both dorks, and they're both Xennials. New York Times reporters stand up for their copy editors because journalistic standards and accuracy. Female doctors aren't introduced with their “Doctor” title as much as male doctors. OMG SHOCKING. Shout-out to the Northwest Independent Editors Guild conference, which Morgan and Linda wish they could attend but can't because of their upcoming nuptials.  
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July 10, 2017
#61: Tilde Swinton
On this episode: Listener email time! Tildes are sarcastic. Is Frances a man or woman? An update from Anna, the boner photographer. And more.   Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.  
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June 26, 2017
#60: You Always Ignore Me When I’m in That Chair
On this episode: Brian moved his seat in the studio, got laser eye surgery and switched from a Mac to a PC. After marveling at these major changes, we answer a listener question about ellipses. Apparently all we care about are email sign-offs, so we feature yet another article on that topic. Please note that if Morgan sees “Please consider the environment” in your email signature, she prints it and burns it. Did you know that vowels affect word order? You do now, dong-ding. Also, Brian wrote only one paper in college. This explains a lot.     Links:
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June 12, 2017
#59: Lie (NOT Lay) Down Sally
On this episode: Remember the Tan Mom? We do. Anyway, guess who uses more semicolons: literary types or us normals. If you're about to get a dog, think long and hard about the name so your pup isn't a basic bitch (literally). Listener Anna emailed because every day she says, “Lie on the table.” Is she a doctor, a masseuse, a butcher or a murder? We don't know, but we explain the lie vs. lay situation. Lastly, if you're in the bushes, you probably fell in drunkenly. If you're among them, you're at the Bush family ranch.     Links:
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June 5, 2017
#58: Grief Bacon
On this episode: The tres drunk word nerds record on Cinco de Mayo and it's a margarita fueled bonanza. We cover the hilarity of the K sound, English words with Spanish roots, and foreign words we should adapt ASAP. Linda also teaches us about initialism vs acronyms vs blends vs acrostic poems. Lovely Individual Nerdy Drunk American     Links:
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May 22, 2017
#57: Buzz, Your Girlfriend
On this episode: After discussing musicals and Morgan's 7th-grade choir career (not impeded by her back brace), the team does a deep-dive into corporate robot language, per your constant requests for more workplace jargon coverage. And since we can't get enough of the singular they, we answer a listener email about pairing verbs with the non-binary pronoun. Lastly, we discover “doggo lingo.” (“Discover” = we find out about it because NPR did a story of this years-long trend.)   Links:
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May 8, 2017
#56: Are We on iTunes?
On this episode: We dive right in to our recent switch to bi-weekly casts. Or is it bi-monthly? Everyone is STILL doing emails wrong. Did you know you're supposed to print them? Men need to step up and start saying sorry and Linda shares her dream of launching a citywide campaign on street etiquette. Lastly, we discuss who is the worst Vanderpump Rules cast member. Spoiler alert: it's Katie.   Links: Don’t let these bad habit
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April 24, 2017
#55: When They Lowercased Internet the Room Went Wild
On this episode: The gang announces some format changes but don't worry, it's still an email podcast! We break down more stuff you shouldn't be saying (typing) and get into the AP updates. Also, Morgan has a fascinating movie idea involving a fleet of vans and a 300-page grammar questionnaire and we learn that both Morgan and Linda are very sensitive when it comes to adopting one another's writing styles.   Links:
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April 10, 2017
#54: You Don’t Like Ampersands? (Take 2)
On this episode: Morgan and Linda don't possess the brainpower required of daughters-in-law when they communicate with their in-laws. Terminology matters when it comes to healthcare plans, but mostly we debate if “healthcare” should be one word or two. Hot tip: Pick up five-year-old Edith Fuller for your fantasy spelling bee team. And finally, we delve into capitalization, quotation marks and italics when it comes to titles. Oh, and the reason Morgan isn't a ballerina today? Her back brace.   Links:
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April 3, 2017
#53: I Just Ideated
On this episode: This is the second episode we recorded in one night, so temper your expectations. Morgan loathes business jargon, so never tell her that you're going to ideate how to architect a plan for decontenting. She also was never a track star because her coach wore Birkenstocks and left kids at Wendy's. On a related note, Americans and Brits use different sports terms. We home (not hone) in on the differences.   Links:
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March 27, 2017
#52: Two People Like Brian!
On this episode: Abbreviations can be confusing: Is the BFD commissioner a big fucking deal commissioner or a Buffalo Fire Department commissioner? Or possibly both? Love is the most popular reaction on Facebook, but Brian and Linda cast doubt on the finding. We also share an unnecessary tip about flesh out vs. flush out.   Links: Ambiguous abbreviations, Strong Language
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March 20, 2017
#51: Call Your Mom! It’s Our 51st Episode.
On this episode: It's our 51st episode, and we're talkin' emails. That's right—again. A study finally tells us which email sign-off is best. Thanks, science. We discuss four types of introversion and determine that Linda is all of them, and Brian is just a jerk. Etymology explains the reason salad and salt are kind of the same and why people with ovaries were once considered prone to hysteria. How times have changed…   Links:
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March 13, 2017
#50: You Don’t Want Her to Piss on Elsa?
On this episode: Linda needs a baby bathrobe and she needs it now! In this episode, we cover the Nordic face off of hygge vs kalsarikannit. Also, we basically discuss filler words that you should cut out of your writing each and every time in order to utilize the very best words, actually. Do you care? Or could you NOT care less? Listen to find out!   Links:
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March 6, 2017
#49: Guys, I’m Not Italian
On this episode: It's a theme show! The DDD crew talks dictionary and are joined by a very special guest, Linda's husband! We wax poetic about everybody's favorite badass word curator, Merriam-Webster, and have a husband vs. wife word quiz battle royale. Linda makes Polish jokes and the gang roasts her husband for being Italian. Classic 2017.   Links: Ghost, Shade, And Humbl
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February 27, 2017
#48: I Know What Habeas Corpus Means
On this episode: Up your protest-sign game. We delve into the proper definitions of political terms and explain the difference between alternate facts and alternative facts.
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February 20, 2017
#47: Can’t Slow Us Down, Mom
On this episode: Join us as we look back on Jock Jams and internet speak that's past its prime. We cover enthralling topics like snake pregnancy. And whose style will reign supreme: US or UK? Find out if you're giving Realtors the respect they demand while listening to Coco mansplain. #blessed   Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.  
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February 13, 2017
#46: The Millennial on This Show is Obsessed With Baba Vanga
On this episode: It's Baba Vanga's world. We're all just living in it.   Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.  
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February 6, 2017
#45: I Am a Woman With a Song Inside Her
On this episode: Vacay, meh, fashionista and about 20 other words first uttered/recorded in 1992 are turning 25. Being “mom” is cool, so all DDD fans are MOMMMM. We break down historic vs. historical and explain what the heck a retronym is. Plus, Morgan addresses her childhood issues with bear hair and gender confusion (as in, people often mistook her for a boy).   Links:
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January 30, 2017
#44: Obama Is a Double-Spacer
On this episode: Barack Obama is a double-spacer, so we're over him. Canadians say “eh” because they're the nicest versions of all of us. yet another popular podcast scams our stories, according to Morgan. It's cool because we love Hidden Brain and its recent episode about changing language. A Harvard linguist points out all the words you're using incorrectly so you can hone your language skills. Also, jello shots. (Or Jell-O shots, if you respect trademarks.) And visit the brand new DDD store at shop.drunkwordnerds.com and buy something!   Links:
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January 23, 2017
#43: “Potential Misunderstanding About Our Dog”
On this episode: Dan Gross from Elevated Nation joins the DDD gang to discuss dead animals, the business of cannabis, a lively real tweets/fake news debate, and words of the year. Dan drops some hot, very old Ramona Singer and Mel Gibson goss (separate stories). Email us for the pic. *wink* (Coco says you need to leave an iTunes review if you want to see the picture.) And visit the brand new DDD store at shop.drunkwordnerds.com and buy something!   Links: The Word of the Year for 2016 Isn’t a Word. It’s a Nu
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January 16, 2017
#42: There’s Nothing Linda Won’t Bullet
On this episode: Morgan's 2017 resolution: no more singing on the podcast. Can she make it? On this episode, we answer a chemistry Ph.D. student's question about bullet points, and probably let him down. Learn another language to increase your tolerance of ambiguity. A contronym is a word that is its own opposite. WHAT?! Also, we explain while vs. whilst and taste test wine gummies; enjoy our chewing.     Links:
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January 9, 2017
#41: John Lithgow Is a Gem
On this episode: This week Linda gets in her time machine to the recent past (2016) to watch ONE EPISODE of a culturally relevant show. Morgan takes a stand on dads, Phish is corrupting our government, and the patriarchy is over! Plus, we call out hyper grammar correctors and decree the cool, new baby name of 2017: Manager. Happy New Year!   Links:
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January 2, 2017
#40: We’ll Explain Who Meatloaf Is to You Later
On this episode: The gang is joined in the studio by Morgan's office mates after a booze-filled holiday work outing. That's right, the DDD token millennial is in the studio and sharing her (overly confident) wisdom. We talk holiday cards, the year's worst writing mistakes and the bane of Linda's existence — unattributed quotes. Also, Linda gets her wallet stolen. Sad!   We love Grammarly, and are proud to share their service. If you're too busy to listen to all of our amazing grammar and writing advice, just use Grammarly and let them d
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December 26, 2016
#39: No Periods, All Exclamation Points, Occasional Question Marks
On this episode: Close proximity is redundant, but you're always in close proximity to someone who's saying “close proximity.” Morgan tries to teach Linda about the undertones of certain emojis, even though she just wants a landline. Since this time of year can be tough, we discuss the idea of using writing to get out of your funk. Speaking of funk, we think Rihanna would make a great bridesmaid.     Links:
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December 19, 2016
#38: Ladies Be Second Class Citizen-ing
On this episode: Linda and Morgan carry on the tradition of pissing off their listeners by talking about irritating TV shows for too long. Whatever happened to the WB? We also praise the AP for calling out racist language and harsh on female sommeliers.     Links: Why Is the Second G in Gilmore Girls Lowercase?, Slate
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December 12, 2016
#37: It Was Al-Gore-Together Horrible
On this episode: The DDD crew records the night before Thanksgiving, in honor of all the turkeys that pass away. With gratitude in their hearts and slurring on their lips, they talk about “altogether” versus “all together,” terrible spelling and grammar among racists (plus why we might want to ignore it) and names for the toilet. In one word, classy.     Links: Altogether vs. All Together, Grammarly
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December 5, 2016
#36: Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed
On this episode: Mary Norris, the comma queen, calls in to talk beer and pencils with the DDD gang. She also introduces us to the seedy Twitter underbelly of double spacers and answers a listener question about ellipses…     Links: Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
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November 28, 2016
#35: [Rebroadcast] Comma Comma Chameel-eee-onnn
The Drunk Word Nerds took a break from recording last week because everyone was too sad to laugh about grammar (sorry). But here's a classic episode from our vaults. We discuss all things comma, including Linda's love of the serial comma — perfectly timed to get you pumped for next week's all-new episode when the Comma Queen, Mary Norris, joins the gang for a chat.
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November 21, 2016
#34: Bye Bye Grammar
On this episode: The DDD crew has new intro music and it has us on our beanwater! There is a war on grammar, aka a war on mad old dudes, and the battleground is the singular they. Morgan and Linda terribly predict the future of America while learning when to use woman vs. female. Linda weighs in on stuffy grammar rules and we outlaw apostrophes!     Links: A high school teacher
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November 14, 2016
#33: I Never Mind When You Misspell Nevermind
On this episode: Bombshell: It's “never mind,” not “nevermind.” Sorry, Kurt Cobain. RIP. Someone else wrote about email sign-offs because we haven't been through enough. At least she claims a winner (and 26 losers). We translate British business speak, and then decide it would be best to keep English-speaking immigrants out of our country. And we have a T-shirt winner!     Links: Nevermind or Never Mi
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November 7, 2016
#32: Snails! It’s Bill Walsh.
On this episode: Legendary copy editor Bill Walsh of Washington Post fame joins the DDD crew to share a very important message: Do not use apostrophes to pluralize your family name on holiday cards. (Morgan declares war on Christmas.) Also, old-fashioned curse words are weird. Dad-sizzle it! Do you know what a group of cats is called? Clowder. Weird.     Links: Yes, I Could Care Less: How to Be a Language Snob Without Being a Jerk, Bill Walsh The Elephants of Style : A Trunkload of Tips on the Big Issues and Gray Areas of Contemporary American English, Bill Walsh Lapsing Into
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October 31, 2016
#31: What Did Ja Rule Teach Us About Down-Ass Comforters?
On this episode: Yet another reason we are just like killer whales: menopause. They go past Janet Jackson age to Bea Arthur territory. I am drunk, but Morgan is drunker than _____. There are three correct ways to end that sentence, but one is Oxfordish, or douchey. Fall brings on down-ass comforter season, Ja Rule's favorite time of year. Bless your heart, y'all, fixin' to, ugly as homemade sin. Thanks for your lovely sayings, the South.     Links:
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October 24, 2016
#30: Why Do We Love to Curse So Much?
On this episode: Science says swearing is cool, so get the fuck over it. It's like wearing pants to the grocery store, or something. We dislike workplace jargon because WE DON'T GET IT. Linda can't remember what “on my beanwater” means, probably because of all the beers. Our latest iTunes review came in the form of a Nobel Prize–worthy poem.     Links:
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October 17, 2016
#29: As God As My Witness I Will Never Capitalize a Job Title
On this episode: Executive VP and founder of Major League Ultimate Nic Darling tests our sports language knowledge and delves into MLU's style guide. Plus we talk about punctuation placement when quotation marks are involved.       We love Grammarly, and are proud to share their service. If you're too busy to listen to all of our amazing grammar and writing advice, just use Grammarly and let them do all the work of making sure your writing doesn't suck.
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October 10, 2016
#28: How Have We Gone 28 Episodes Without Talking About Morgan’s Back Brace?
On this episode: Linda addresses the “eponymous” mistake from episode 25 in order to alleviate her insomnia. The Oxford Dictionaries Online adds some new words, including wine o'clock and beer o'clock. Do you know what a “mickey of gin” is? Regions have come up with their own drinking terms, apparently. People love or love to hate the serial comma. JUST BE CONSISTENT. Most importantly, dolphins are having conversations.     Links:
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October 3, 2016
#27: It’s a 90s Podcast About Email Sign-Offs
On this episode: The crew addresses some recent listener critiques (ignore Linda's sobbing). The OED adds “jagoff” to the dictionary, but they're still jagoffs. We're on our beanwater as we discuss regional slang terms on the cusp of extinction. “Biweekly” and “bimonthly” can mean the same thing because English makes no sense. Morgan and Linda complement each other, and sometimes even compliment each other. And we're still searching for a solid email sign-off.   Links:
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September 26, 2016
#26: Only Dolly Parton Can Prevent Cryptomnesia
On this episode: Dolly Parton is an expert on accidental plagiarism — and on being a human. Listener/new friend Allison brings up the placement of “only” and the insulting inclusion of “actually” in otherwise pleasant sentences. We find out what the word “eggcorn” means, and then we ridicule people who use them.     Links: The Accidental Plagi
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September 19, 2016
#25: You Can’t Waste an “Everything” on a Paid Promotion
On this episode: After discussing Morgan's bad day, the crew discusses the Anne of Green Gables adaptation coming to Netflix (and other ones Netflix should explore), the ill-fated act of trashing your employer online and the real definitions of the big words we use to sound smart.     Links: Netflix P
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September 12, 2016
#24: Here’s You A Live Show!
On this episode: It's our live show! In front of a live bar audience, we make fun of the way people in various regions talk, shame people who use “I hope you're well” in emails, repeatedly say the word “moist” when discussing word aversion and delve into the effectiveness of gifs on Tinder. Linda apologizes for her obnoxious nervous laugh. Thanks, Philadelphia Podcast Festival.       We love Grammarly, and are proud to share their service. If you're too busy to listen to all of our amazing grammar and writing advice, just use Grammarly and let them do all the work of making sure your writin
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September 5, 2016
#23: Next Thing You Know They’re Gonna Say Movies Aren’t the Same as the Books
On this episode: Morgan talks smack on killer whales, lawyers can't call people “honey” in court anymore (how is this still happening?), the ladies defend listening to audiobooks again (with expert proof this time) and BuzzFeed eliminates periods in US/makes Linda cry. Plus, Coco takes a quiz to find out if he's a grammar snob and discovers he's terrible at taking simple internet quizzes.     Links:
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August 29, 2016
#22: In Case You Didn’t Know, We’re International Superstars
On this episode: WE'RE DRINKING FROSÉ. And we welcome beer and food writer Amy Strauss to discuss sexism in Olympics media coverage, style guides, cocktail and food capitalization and Wawa mashed potatoes.     Links: The Media’s Olympics Coverage Reminds Us Just How Taxing It Is to Be a Female Athlete, New York Magazine's The Cut
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August 22, 2016
#21: Be Wary (Not Weary) of 8.4% ABV Beers
  On this episode: We finally answer the listener question that we ignored last episode: Why does The New York Times use Ms. Trump, but Mrs. Obama? We get to the bottom of it (read: we guess). Back in episode #7, we declared the Oxford English Dictionary sexist. Guess who's starring in the film about its creation. Linda tries to steal Morgan's idea about audio books. And for good measure, a grammar lesson: weary vs. wary.     Links:
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August 15, 2016
#20: Um, Filler Words Are Helpful
  On this episode: Um, like, so. Morgan, Linda and Brian discuss reviled speech-fillers while inadvertently using them every four seconds. Anytime vs. any time: Do you know the difference? The story behind the semicolon tattoo makes us misty. And the gang gets so distracted by their own rambling sidebars that they forget to answer a listener question. Next time.   Links:
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August 8, 2016
#19: “Friends” Is the “Golden Girls” for Millennials
  On this episode: When Coco's away, the ladies will veer off topic and make too much noise while opening their beers. They ramble about situational code-switching (text speak vs. formal language), parentheses and brackets and the removal of “man” from Marine Corps titles. God bless America, and feel better, Brian.     Links: Why Using a Period in a Text Makes You Sound Angry, Time
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August 1, 2016
#18: Celebrities Are the One-Worders of Our World
  On this episode: Let's reclaim the beach read! The ladies and Meredith Blake of The New Yorker think the term gets a bad rap. Morgan finally proves to Brian that Mormons love Pinterest (through a depressing news story). Kids need handwriting, even in this Pokémon world. Linda breaks down “all right” vs. “alright.” Sorry, Matthew McConaughey and everyone. We blame celebs.     Links:
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July 25, 2016
#17: Leverage Me A Beer, Please
On this episode: Do you know how to use “myself,” or are you a Bachelor/Bachelorette-style abuser? Corporate lingo makes us sad—and angry about unused vacation, for whatever reason. Grammar matters when you're applying for a job, but not when you're writing a review for your favorite podcast. Morgan talks about mediocre boxed wine for about 30 seconds too long. Also, what's Nelly up to?     Links: Navigating Your Way Through Bullshit Corporate Lingo, Deadspin
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July 18, 2016
#16: Real Adults Use Periods
On this episode: IS THE PERIOD DYING?! The New York Times and a real-life millennial weigh in. In honor of the season, we judge the lyrics of popular wedding songs. Also, Morgan experiments with mixing two bad beers.     Links: Period. Full Stop. Point. Whatever It’s Called, It’s Going Out of Style, The New York Times   We
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July 11, 2016
#15: Drink Drank Drunk Is EVERYTHING
On this episode: East Coast humid hot means that the ladies are cooling off with rosé. The New York Times makes it official: “Everything” is a thing. (Duh.) Would you vote for the new word “soo” to mean very or extremely? The ladies and Coco weigh in on Deadspin's Hannah Keyser's proposal. And Linda declares her love for America. Sorry, Canadian and British listeners.     Links:
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July 4, 2016
#14.5: Is There Any Better Feeling Than Spotting A Properly Used En-Dash In The Wild? (Pt. 2)
On this episode: We're back with part two of our interview with copy chief Emmy Favilla and style editor Julie Gerstein from BuzzFeed. Listen as Julie and Emmy bare all in our Lightnin' Round!     Links: Emmy Favilla, @em_dash3 Julie Gerstein, @havethehabit   We love Grammarly, and are proud to share their service. If you're too busy to listen to all of our amazing grammar and writing advice, just use Grammarly and let them do all the work of making sure you
29:31
June 30, 2016
#14: Is There Any Better Feeling Than Spotting A Properly Used En Dash In The Wild? (Pt. 1)
On this episode: Part one of our interview with copy chief Emmy Favilla and style editor Julie Gerstein from BuzzFeed. We gush over dashes; learn about BuzzFeed's new word nerd newsletter; dissect BuzzFeed's style guide; and discuss how BuzzFeed tackles feminism, one meme at a time. Tune in Thursday for a bonus episode with part two of this interview.     Links: Emmy Favilla, @em_dash3 Julie Gerstein, @havethehabit BuzzFeed Newsletter
44:09
June 27, 2016
#13: The Teens At Nordstrom Rack Are Doing It
On this episode: We announce some big guests joining us next week. Linda drinks and discusses JAWN. Christian Lorentzen hates adverbs and you should, too. Every day, WTF? (Listener Lisa shows off). Germans make up cool words and want to slap Ted Cruz’s face.     Links: Could We Just Lose the Adverb (Already)? by Christian Lorentzen Google Ngram Viewer   We love Grammarly, and ar
36:11
June 19, 2016
#12: Shouldn’t Mainstream Media Be Concerned With Grammar?
On this episode: People are STILL outraged about the double space after period; tackling addicting vs addictive; we discuss the annoying misuse of “literally”, literally; stop with the car accidents and call it what it is — a crash.     We love Grammarly, and are proud to share their service. If you're too busy to listen to all of our amazing grammar and writing advice, just use Grammarly and let them do all the work of making sure your writing doesn't suck.
25:49
June 13, 2016
#11: Why Is It There If You Can’t Use It
On this episode: Drinking Whispering Angel—the podcaster’s choice Scripps Spelling Bee is the sporting event of the year Time magazine can't spell Forget Adult Millennials, we’re the Oregon Trail Generation The battle of Who vs Whom and Who’s vs Whose     We love Grammarly, and are proud to share their service. If you're too busy to listen to all of our amazing grammar and writing advice, just use Grammarly and let them do all the work of making sure your writing doesn't suck.
29:14
June 5, 2016
#10: It’s Like Listening To Strangers
On this episode: Obama gives design approval for the Peace Corps logo and other amazing Executive Orders, the world’s foremost grammar expert loses sleep over comma splices, we help a listener spell her fake words, James Beard rebrands chocolate cake, former company names guessing game, perfect sexy handwriting, XOXO does not mean hugs and kisses.     Links: New Yorker: What “XOXO” Really Means by Emma Rathbone Business Insider: The world's top grammarian fears that this punctuation error is becoming standard English
41:34
May 30, 2016
#9: Adult Millennials
  On this episode: NYT contributor says beginning your sentences with “I feel like” is weak. The gang feels like that point is up for debate. Plus: updates from the Weather Service, how to speak Apple, Tilikum is #2, but always #1 in Linda's heart, and more.       We love Grammarly, and are proud to share their service. If you're too busy to listen to all of our amazing grammar and writing advice, just use Grammarly and let them do all the work of making sure your writing doesn't suck.
34:18
May 22, 2016
#8: If You Do It Correctly, Everyone’s Going To Hate You
  On this episode: The studio is run amok! DDD friend Caroline Bean fills in for Linda while on vacation and Coco makes his triumphant return to the mic (…but will it last?). Also: Loyal listener, Mary Frances, gets help with her cover letter woes. The controversy surrounding the “double space after period” revelation from Episode 2 still frustrates and bewilders. Weird Words game and more.   We love Grammarly, and are proud to share their service. If you're too busy to listen to all of our amazing grammar and writing advice, just use Grammarly and let them do all the work of making sure your
38:13
May 16, 2016
#7: The Oxford Dictionary F’ing Hates Women
On this episode: Morgan and Linda go a little past the sweet spot on this episode. We learn about the inherent sexism in the Oxford Dictionary, and surprise surprise, gender bias is everywhere in journalism. Also Linda says “world record”—a lot.     We love Grammarly, and are proud to share their service. If you're too busy to listen to all of our amazing grammar and writing advice, just use Grammarly and let them do all the work of making sure your writing doesn't suck.
28:51
May 9, 2016
#6: BuzzFeed Is Worth Billions of Dollars Because They Invented Lists
Morgan and Linda help out “Charles from Chattanooga” who is too wordy in his emails. We know you are all guilty of email wordiness like Charles. So listen up and learn. Possibly our most helpful episode yet!
31:14
May 1, 2016
#5: 21% of People Surveyed Dislike Peace
Linda got a new job—and a new style guide. But what will everyone think of her out of office emails? And on that note, what is the proper email sign-off you should use?
22:12
April 25, 2016
#4: Then We All Just Start To Talk Like Trash Bags
Linda and Morgan learn that Honest Abe didn’t dumb down his campaign speeches, but Trump sure does. Morgan lays into Shiloh Jolie Pitt. We find out that Linda makes dinner reservations in a Southern accent—weird, I know.
40:26
April 18, 2016
#3: Comma Comma Chameel-eee-onnn
Morgan talks about Instagram, again. Linda takes a stand for the serial comma. Brian is officially relegated to Coco status.
26:02
April 11, 2016
#2: The Fancy Man In The Kitchen
We talk naming beers; Mark Twain; the differences between a hyphen and a dash; impassioned pleas for the em dash; double spaces after periods; grammar lessons from the bachelor; Linda's love for Post copy editor Bill Walsh; the pains associated with addressing wedding invitations; if Brian will become the next Coco?; and the pretension of saying foreign words with their native pronunciation. Buckle up!
45:58
April 5, 2016
#1: Hannah Joffrey Whoever
Morgan and Linda wax poetic on rampant Instagram misquotes, Mormons on Pinterest, fact checking, incorrect quotes quiz and vocal fry aplenty. Drink up.
30:49
April 3, 2016
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