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Alphabetter Juice

Listen: Michael Krasny & Roy Blount Jr talk word pet peeves. (Duration: 51:59)
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Michael Krasny & Roy Blount Jr talk word pet peeves.

Roy Blount Jr., author and panelist on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" joins us to discuss his new book, "Alphabetter Juice: or, The Joy of Text." An ardent philologist, Blount celebrates the English language with his characteristic blend of wit, wisdom and wordplay.

Duration: 51:59
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Roy Blount Jr. talks graphomania with WNYC's Leonard Lopate.

Roy Blount, Jr., talks about the “etymological goulash” that always simmers on the back burner of his mind. His new book Alphabetter Juice is full of his dexterous wordplay, linguistic tricks and his particular take on language.

Duration: 33:15
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