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Connections: New words added to the dictionary, part 2

Dec 21, 2017

We continue a Connections tradition by discussing new words added to the dictionary this year. Maybe you're a "normie" and don't know these 250 new words, even though your "grauntie" did. It's okay; just text a "shruggie" to your friends. We'll take a quiz this hour to test our guests' knowledge and yours, so get a pen and paper and get ready to learn some new words. We'll also talk about the origins of language and how it changes over time. In studio:

  • Amanda Chestnut, artist and communications coordinator at Flower City Arts Center
  • Maya Abtahian, assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Rochester
  • Dan Mulcahy, creative director for Bush Communications
  • Chris Fanning, director of communications for Writers & Books
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