Words for Granted

    Interview with Simon Horobin, Author of “Bagels, Bumf, and Buses”


    In today’s episode, I talk with Simon Horobin, Oxford professor and author of “Bagels, Bumf and Buses: A Day in the Life of the English Language,” a book that explores the etymology of common words we encounter every day. In addition to discussing Simon’s latest book, we discuss a range of language topics including the standardization of grammar, the history of spelling, and more. You can purchase “Bagels, Bumf, and Buses” here.

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