Episode 001: Made-up Words


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Do you have a word that's unique to your family only? Or maybe a funny pronunciation that's carried through from you or your kiddo's childhood? Most made-up words have unique backstories just below their surface.

In this episode, we explore a made-up word that made its way into a high school English class, as well as one from my own childhood that I've been trying to reclaim. Along the way, you're going to hear about a very odd poster hanging in a child's room, swirlies, Russian babushkas, the lamination machine and the Peanuts gang.

Read an essay version of today's show on Medium.

*Music and SFX Credits

Intro and interstitials by Brian Hake
Additional Interstitials by Kevin Davison
"I'm Not Myself" by Delicious, feat. Brian Hake and Kevin Davison
"I Like Peanuts" by Audionautix.com

*SFX sourced from Freesound.org, including:

Sounds of Record Player by luffy
Rimshot by jmayhoff
Redial Landline by mshahen
Flush by phreaksaccount
School Ambient by cones
Crickets by Frus
Horn fail wah-wah by taranp
Dinner table by malden
Accordion by lepolainyann
Russian Babushka performed by Jodie Brown

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