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Grant Barrett Joins A Way with Words

Get ready for a brand-new season as Martha introduces her new co-host, Grant Barrett! They’ll tackle word puzzles, and a new quiz about slang. And they’ll answer the age-old question: “Why was Yan

Grant Barrett Joins A Way with Words

This week on A Way with Words , it’s a brand-new season!

Martha introduces her new co-host, Grant Barrett. They’ll tackle a brand-new word quiz from Puzzle Guy Greg Pliska. They’ll also reveal the answer to the musical question: “Why did Yankee Doodle stick macaroni in his cap, anyway?”

And if terms like “windshield time” and “skitch” leave you scratching your head, not to worry: You’ll find out, during “Slang This!”, the new interactive game in which you get to show off your slang savvy.

Also, what’s your favorite new word or phrase? Martha and Grant discuss the American Dialect Society’s latest choice for “Word of the Year.” Write us with yours at words@kpbs.org .
Support for A Way With Words comes from Thinkmap, maker of the Visual Thesaurus, an interactive dictionary and thesaurus. The Visual Thesaurus brings language to life. Learn more at VisualThesaurus.com.