You're Saying It... Right? | YSIW

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In this episode we're talking about things you actually probably get right. But you get them right without realizing what you're doing.

We talk about the different pronunciations of "the," something called ablaut reduplication, and adjective order.

Welcome to this exploration of unwritten rules in English — things that aren't actually rules, but that we follow anyway.




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:

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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