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Amelia D'Screte teaches us about where words come from.

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: October 7, 2020

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: October 7, 2020 Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: October 7, 2020, 21.79 MB
Wed 7 Oct 2020

Things are getting magical on Word Salad with Amelia. We're talking the origins of Abracadabra, Hocus Pocus, and Alakazam. Spooky.

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 30, 2020

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 30, 2020 Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 30, 2020, 13.11 MB
Wed 30 Sep 2020

Ever wondered why we don't pronounce the 'T' in 'mortgage'? Well wonder-no-more! Amelia's here to inform us on the French history of the word.

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 16, 2020

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 16, 2020 Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 16, 2020, 21.48 MB
Wed 16 Sep 2020

Ahhh, tmesis. This one comes with a content warning as we delve into the world of swearing-in-the-middle-of-words. Phew!

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 9, 2020

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 9, 2020 Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 9, 2020, 20.18 MB
Wed 9 Sep 2020

Amelia's got portmanteau on the brain this morning. We're covering all our favourites, and of course, gerrymandering.

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 2, 2020

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 2, 2020 Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: September 2, 2020, 26.25 MB
Wed 2 Sep 2020

We're diving straight into another rabbit hole with Amelia's guidance. This week talking about Onomatopoeia, Fernand de Saussure and Structuralism. 

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: August 26, 2020

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: August 26, 2020 Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: August 26, 2020, 22.18 MB
Wed 26 Aug 2020

Linguistic determinism, what a concept. Amelia helps Rach and Tess wrap their heads around what meaning our words have in relation to our world. No light topics around here.

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: August 19, 2020

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: August 19, 2020 Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: August 19, 2020, 20.62 MB
Wed 19 Aug 2020

This week on Word Salad we're talking about Homophonic Translation, Anguish Languish, and Phono-Semantic Matching. Don't know what these are? Neither do we, but lucky for us, Amelia's here to tell us all about it.

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: August 5, 2020

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: August 5, 2020 Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: August 5, 2020, 20.74 MB
Wed 5 Aug 2020

The Great Vowel Change, what is this? Amelia's here to run us through how we got from one vowel sound to another.

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: July 22, 2020

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: July 22, 2020 Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: July 22, 2020, 17.14 MB
Wed 22 Jul 2020

Spoonerisms are the hot topic on this weeks episode of Word Salad. Amelia runs us through how this phenomenon came to be.

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: July 15, 2020

Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: July 15, 2020 Word Salad w/ Amelia D'Screte: July 15, 2020, 21.09 MB
Wed 15 Jul 2020

Ooohh err Duckie! Today we're talking about 'Polari' on 'Word Salad', the almost-lost language spoken by gay men in the UK before homosexual law reform in the 1960s. Tune in to find out more!