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Martha: Debunking “Debunk”

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Martha and Grant spend lots of time debunking linguistic myths. But what about the word “debunk” itself? Martha reveals this word’s meandering history, from the mountains of North Carolina to the halls of Congress to everyday language. (And no, it has nothing to do with beds stacked on top of each other.)

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