It's Time For A Little Housekeeping | YSIW

Now that we have 17 episodes behind us, it's time for a little housekeeping. No, we're not debating the pronunciation of the word "housekeeping," but instead are cleaning up a few odds and ends, answering questions raised from recent episodes.

We'll be tackling the the long "i" vs. the short "i" in British and American English, like in the "primer" vs. "primer" or "privacy" vs. "privacy." (Did you see what we just did there?) We'll also explore the origin of the "xx" in "anti-vaxxer." Is it related to the double-c from the "flaccid" episode? And finally, there are exceptions to the magic "e" in words like "nape" and "bade" (and, incredibly, "shone"). All this awaits! Just press play. 


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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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