Words, Words, Words: A Podcast by Robert Tinajero

Words, Words, Words: A Podcast by Robert Tinajero

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By Robert Tinajero
Words, Words, Words focuses on the topics of language, word choices, discourse, and rhetoric. We look at various issues connected to society, science, sports, relationships, politics, etc. Host Robert Tinajero has a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing Studies from UT-El Paso. Join the conversation on Twitter @WordsWordsWord9 (WordsWordsWordsPodcast)
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Episode 8: Policing and Race
This episode focuses on a study of police interactions with drivers and how their language displays varying levels of respect.
16:23
February 21, 2019
Episode 7: Cussing
This episode discusses cussing, swearing, using profanities, etc. Specifically it delves into the etymology of “profane”, “shit”, and “fuck” along with bringing up questions that have to do with our use of profanity in society.
21:17
February 15, 2019
Episode 6: Sneezing and “Bless You”
What is the history of saying “bless you” when someone sneezes? Do you say it? What is your sneeze-to-bless you ratio?
10:51
February 5, 2019
Episode 5: “Speak English” at Duke University
Discussion about emails sent to Chinese students at Duke University encouraging them to speak English “100% of the time” when on campus or in professional settings.
09:47
January 28, 2019
Episode 4: How Language Created Race
A look at “A Genealogy of Modern Racism” by Cornel West and how language created race.
09:05
January 25, 2019
Episode 3: Describing Fertilization
Why does it matter how you describe human fertilization?
08:30
January 24, 2019
Episode 2: Is Texting Ruining Language?
Do we still need to teach cursive handwriting in elementary schools? Is texting killing language? We explore these questions on today’s episode.
11:32
January 24, 2019
Episode 1: Language and Sports
We look at a pre-game speech by NFL coach Gregg Williams where he encourages players to knock heads and take out ACLs and at a proposed “English-proficiency” rule by the LPGA.
12:01
January 22, 2019
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