08.18.13 — Sunday Podcast Roundup

sunday-podcast-roundup-mastheadThis week on the Sunday Podcast Roundup, Roman Mars of the 99% Invisible Podcast tells you where to find the best beer in the world; Captain Jeff of Airline Pilot Guy reports on rogue spiders attacking air traffic controllers; and Chris Kenneally of Beyond the Book gets the details on the 166-million-dollar settlement in the big e-book price-fixing case — and how you may be entitled to some of it!

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••NEW•• Grammar Girl Episode 366 — The ubiquitous slash symbol

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“This is a really interesting development, because although English often gets new verbs and nouns, it’s rare for English to get a new conjunction…”—Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, looks at some strange, recent developments in the use of the slash symbol (/). This leads to a general discussion of how texting has affected English in ways that are counterintuitive to the “it’s abbreviating us to death” argument. Listen slash learn slash be amazed!

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[Runtime: 11 min]

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