I'm a podcast junkie, and LISTEN TO THIS is a quick recap of an recent episode that I can't quit thinking and talking about.
I started my career working in the resident halls at Purdue University. They were "residence halls" not "dorms." Then when I transitioned into retail at May Department Stores, we sold "handbags" not "purses," and "braces" not "suspenders" (okay, we didn't sell a lot of those, but we did offer them).
I've always been fascinated by word choice and whether it really makes a difference or not. If you are also intrigued by word choice, listen to Bob Garfield's interview with Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, and the principal investigator of the new study, “What’s In a Name? Global Warming Versus Climate Change.”