DiscoverLexicon Valley
Lexicon Valley
Claim Ownership

Lexicon Valley

Author: Slate

Subscribed: 7,558Played: 64,459


Lexicon Valley is a show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.
166 Episodes
Sponsored: Adjusting the Lens on Chronic Disease
More than half of Americans are currently living with one or more serious, preventable, chronic diseases. These rates are expected to increase significantly over the next two decades. In this episode of Life Effects, host Sara Ivry talks to Gabriel Cortez, a San Francisco-based educator and poet who is one of many young people actively working against the rise of Type 2 diabetes in his community. Dr. Mercedes Carnathon, Vice Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University, also joins the conversation. Together, they look at Type 2 diabetes from multiple angles, including Gabriel’s first-hand experience watching the chronic disease infiltrate his family and the broader role that social determinants (culture, socio-economic status, stress, stigmas, etc.) play in who develops the disease and how it’s managed.The individual(s) who have written and created the content in and whose images appear in the articles, profiles, podcasts and videos from the Life Effects program may have been paid by Teva Pharmaceuticals for their contributions.  This content represents the opinions of the contributor and does not necessarily reflect those of Teva Pharmaceuticals. Similarly, Teva Pharmaceuticals does not review, control, influence or endorse any content related to the contributor's websites or social media networks. All content on the Life Effects website is intended for informational and educational purposes and should not be considered medical advice or recommendations. Consult a qualified medical professional for diagnosis and before beginning or changing any treatment regimen. NPS-US-NP-00369 NOVEMBER 2018Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Comments (6)

Matthew Hodge

I love this podcast... And this episode reminded me why... 'Ish'. My grandma would say 'ish'. However I never thought of it as a word to deter another from continuing. Grandma used it when she found something gross or dirty.. So right along the same lines

Apr 11th

I like dick up my Bum Hole and

best episode

Jan 24th

Anthony Slama

I was rather elevated when I listened to this episode so take this with a grain of salt: all this meta upon meta red herring upon red herring talk DANG! that was trippy. 5/5 stars.

Dec 18th

Roydel Stewart

You said you've never heard someone use the "cyard" and "gyarden" pronunciation of old Charleston (35 min of Southern episode) go to Jamaica. it's alive and well there.

Dec 3rd

Nathalie Luna

Hi there! I'm a new listener. =) Quick question I thought I should share: do you know if our "so" is at all related to the Japanese "so"? It seems they use it in a similar way.

Nov 5th

Jonathan M-Clermont

Nathalie Luna No, it's just a coincidence. Germanic and Japonic languages are completely unrelated.

Dec 18th
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store