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With These Words, Maybe We Shouldn't Try | YSIW

Jordan Kirtley / KMUW


Sometimes there are words that really don't mean what they look like they mean. And to avoid confusion, it's probably best you just don't use them. 

Specifically: noisome, fulsome, enormity.

Really. Just stop.

Okay. Go ahead and listen, and then you decide.


You're Saying It Wrong was recorded and produced at KMUW studios. Thanks to our language experts, Kathy Petras and Ross Petras. You can follow them at their website: kandrpetras.com

The show was produced by Fletcher Powell, with help from Beth Golay and Lu Anne Stephens. Episode art was produced by Jordan Kirtley. KMUW engineers are Mark Statzer and Torin Andersen. You're Saying It Wrong the book was published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, as was their new book, That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means. You can find the books at your local independent bookstore.

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