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History of Words: Why is there a 'd' in fridge?
In this episode of History of Words, we discuss why we spell fridge with a "d" and why we might use the word in the first place. Produced by Elizabeth Dustman
02:57
November 22, 2021
Pig Dig Podcast
The Exponent interviewed Eric Fraser, an FBI special agent and Sara Getz, a professor at UW-Platteville who orchestrated the annual Pig Dig for Forensic Investigation students. Produced by Connor Campbell
11:20
November 22, 2021
Interview with Chancellor Dennis Shields
The Exponent was able to ask Chancellor Shields about Homecoming and how everything came to be. The Chancellor highlights COVID-19 and what the campus is doing to encourage vaccination. Produced by Connor Campbell.
11:51
November 4, 2021
9/20 Student Senate Meeting
This podcast covers the topics from the Student Senate's meeting with the Dean of Students on 9/20. Produced by Connor Campbell.
04:59
September 29, 2021
Moose vs. Goose: The Plural Form Showdown
In this episode of History of Words, we discuss the reason why there is a difference in the plural forms of the words goose and moose. Produced by Elizabeth Dustman. Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/goose#etymonline_v_9053 https://www.etymonline.com/word/moose#etymonline_v_18341 https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57151bf02b8dde2738809f89/t/575af6c7b6aa603b42ecdbac/1465579207197/linguistic_notes.pdf https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~eng101/workbook/old-eng/i-umlaut/I-mutation.pdf https://www.furorteutonicus.eu/germanic/proto-germanic.pdf http://www.native-languages.org/algonquin_guide.htm https://oldenglish.info/advpronunciationguide.html https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/the-roots-of-english-proto-indo-european-to-proto-germanic/
04:10
September 15, 2021