08 – Hell is a Bad Word? Heck Yes!

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS There are a lot of bad words and offensive words in every language. English is no exception to that. So, in today’s podcast, I am going to show you one of the lesser offensive words, “hell”, and its unoffensive replacement, “heck.” Until the early 1960’s, using the word “hell” …

05 – Social Vocabulary

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS Technology always has a big influence on language. When the telephone was invented, they had to create a lot of new vocabulary – telephone (“tele” means far away and “phone” means sound), hang up (remember the old phone that was attached to the wall?) and dial (as a verb). …