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The Vocal Fries - Grammar Not-zi

Grammar Not-zi

The Vocal Fries

09/18/17 • 42 min

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Carrie and Megan talk about prescriptive grammar, grammar peeving, and how most of the rules you were taught about English were made up by a few white dudes way back when. Turns out, prescriptivism is racist, classist, and ableist, and enforcing these rules kinda make you a jerk. They also discuss how they had been trained in high school to be prescriptivists, and how linguistics helped them become less biased.

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09/18/17 • 42 min

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The Vocal Fries - Grammar Not-zi

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MEGAN: Hi everyone, and welcome to The Vocal Fries Podcast, the podcast about linguistic discrimination.

CARRIE: Hi I’m Carrie Gillon.

MEGAN: And I’m Megan Figueroa, and today we are talking about grammar. We’re talking about the grammar snobs among us.

CARRIE: What we used to call “grammar nazis”, but it seems unfair to call them that now.

MEGAN: It does, and I’ve always wondered why you would want to be called that anyway.

CARRIE: I don’t think it

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