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Lexitecture

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An education podcast from Ryan Paulsen and Amy Hanlon
Website: http://www.lexitecture.com

A Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) talking about the words in the English language that fascinate them most at the moment, looking at their histories and origins and trying to piece together just how they got to where they are today.

This is a podcast for anyone interested in etymology (the study of words and their origins/history). If you’ve ever found yourself happier after discovering some bizarre bit of trivia about a word that you hadn’t even given a second thought to (such as how the word 'trivia’ relates to its Latin components meaning “three roads”), this might just be the podcast for you.

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