George Grant

Word Play – Biblical scholarship and the English language

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Today is Friday, June 19th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Megan Basham. MYRNA BROWN, HOST: And I’m Myrna Brown.

Word Play – Quarantine jargon

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Today is Friday, May 15th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Myrna Brown. MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: And I’m Megan Basham. Next up: George Grant on how extraordinary circumstances change the way we speak.

Word Play – Epidemic and quarantine

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Tuesday, April 21st. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. 

Word Play – The Word on the cross

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Today is Friday, April 10th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Megan Basham. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. In times like these we cannot repeat the gospel to ourselves enough. Here’s George Grant with a special, Good Friday edition of Word Play.

Word Play – Googol

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Today is Friday, March 13th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Megan Basham. MYRNA BROWN, HOST: And I’m Myrna Brown. Now Word Play with George Grant.

Word Play – An esquivalient dictionary editor

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Today is Friday, February 21st. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Myrna Brown. MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: And I’m Megan Basham. Equivalent writers don’t get very far in journalism. But they make great dictionary editors. WORLD’s George Grant explains why on this month’s edition of Word Play.

Word Play – Redefining the world

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Today is Friday, January 24th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. He’s Nick Eicher. NICK EICHER, HOST: And she is Megan Basham. Notice I didn’t say “They is Megan Basham,” although the Merriam-Webster dictionary might not have corrected me. 

Word Play: Holiday’s Christian roots

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Monday, December 23rd. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Mary Reichard. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. There’s something ironic about the current holiday greeting many of us hear this time of year. 

Word Play: Genericized brand names

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Friday, November 22nd. This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Mary Reichard. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. George Grant is here now for our November installment of Word Play.

Word Play: Adynaton

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Friday, October 18th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. It’s time now for Word Play, and this month George Grant tells us about a kind of exaggeration that I have to confess I used...