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Baby Talk

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Do babies just babble, or are they trying to tell us something? Martha and Grant discuss a new video designed to decode the "universal language" of infants. A priest explains how he got busted by read

Baby Talk

Originally aired March 17, 2007

(Photo: The British punk band The Sex Pistols caused a stir with the name of their album. Warner Brothers )

Do babies just babble, or are they really trying to tell us something? Martha and Grant discuss a new video that supposedly helps parents decode a "universal language" of infants.

A priest explains how he got busted by readers of his blog for using the word "bollixed."

Grant tests our knowledge of such terms as "golden birthday" and "mamisma."

And if you think the word "jazz" arose in nightclubs, think again: it may be rooted in the world of sports.

And how many words did Shakespeare coin, anyway?

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