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Stories for October 13, 2007

Is There a Synonym for . . . "Synonym"?

Oct. 13
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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What do you get when you cross a spelling bee with American Idol, and mix all that with a few rounds of Jeopardy!? Why, the National Vocabulary Championship, of course! Martha and Grant discuss this nail-biting, mind-expanding event. Grant explains why people yell “Geronimo!” when they jump out of planes, and Martha muses about how many soldiers there have to be before you have a “troop.”