Humorist Roy Blount Jr.'s ode to the English language

Roy Blount Jr.
Author Roy Blount Jr.
Photo courtesy Joan Griswald

Author and humorist Roy Blount Jr. is a regular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. He speaks at the Hennepin County Library's Talk of the Stacks series about his new book, "Alphabetter Juice: or the Joy of Text." It's a witty take on the English language, looking at the connection between sounds and meaning, and the sometimes funny origins of words.

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