George Grant

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...

Word Play: The Quechua language

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Today is Friday, September 19th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Megan Basham. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. The English language owes a debt to a language I’d never heard of until I hiked the Andes Mountains in Peru a few years back. 

Word Play: It’s all Greek to me

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Friday, August 23rd. 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. English speakers owe a great debt to the Greek language. WORLD Radio’s George Grant tells why on the August edition of Word Play.

Word Play: Verbing

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Friday, July 19th. 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. Well, it’s time now to George our brains.

Word Play: Portmanteaus

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Friday, June 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. Before we get into Word Play today, I just want to say how much I agreed with George Grant—right up toward the beginning of the...

Word Play: Eponyms

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Today is Friday, April 17th. 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. Speaking of names, our George Grant is going to tell us about names that take on whole new meanings over time.

Word Play: Easter

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Friday, April 19th. 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. Today is Good Friday, and Resurrection Sunday is almost here. George Grant’s been thinking about Easter.

Word Play: Euphemisms

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Friday, March 15th. 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. You know, Nick, people don’t speak as plainly as they ought to.

Word Play: Y’all

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Friday, February 15th. Good morning! Thank y’all for listening to The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. You know what’s coming next, don’t ya?