WIWpodcast79.mp3

A conversation with Adam Jacot de Boinod, a seeker of obscure but colorful English expressions. If you read his new book, "The Wonder of Whiffling", you'll know whether you prefer to muppet shuffle or dwile flunk. You'll know if you are a pozzy-wallah. Some of expressions are brand new, others long gone. Some are from Britain, but many hail from former colonial outposts where English is re-invented with the help of local languages and customs. Also, the meaning of the word peace. Barack Obama was the latest figure to tweak its definition when he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize and made the argument for "just war".<img id="pri-insights" src="http://api.pri.org/insights/?story=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pri.org%2Fstories%2F... />

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