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Merry, Gentlemen? Even Dickens Got It Wrong | YSIW

Jordan Kirtley / KMUW

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

God Rest, Ye Merry Gentlemen

God, Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Punctuation matters.

Also... Merry Christmas? Happy Holidays? Season's Greetings? And wait — how in the world do bras and pretzels come in to this whole thing? Plus, a question on many listeners' minds: What's with this whole "malarkey" thing?

Here we go!



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. 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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