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Grant Barrett takes notes on a listener's question.
Grant Barrett takes notes on a listener's question.

Call-in: A Few Words with Grant Barrett

Grant Barrett, co-host of A Way With Words, heard Mondays at 1 pm on NCPR, was in town for the arts festival at SUNY Potsdam. He joined us on-air for an hour to take listener calls on word questions, linguistic oddities, and good talk about how we talk. Ellen Rocco hosts.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Yupper! (& Beaver Meadows)

Our ongoing exploration of North Country dialect continues. Lynn Klein lives in the Lewis County Town of Leyden.  Go to full article

Heard up North: "Went Up!"

Last week we started a series on North Country dialect. And the emails and calls have been streaming in. Katherine Briggs, of Canton, told David Sommerstein about the North Country-ism, "It's up."  Go to full article

Heard Up North: 3 Words (The Particular Language of the North Country, Cont.)

Southern-born Steve Diehl says there are 3 words he hears in Antwerp that he's never heard anywhere else. He called up in response to our series about the Language of the North Country. He spoke with Gregory Warner.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Pronouncing Theresa (The Town)

Tuesday on All Before Five we ran a story about a mom-and-pop grocery called the Pantry, closing down because of competition from a new WalMart 10 minutes away. The story ran again yesterday morning on The 8 O'Clock Hour. And that's when we got an email. Mark Scarlett, a listener from Rossie, said that he thought we'd pronounced the name of the town wrong. Gregory Warner called Mark Scarlett. Then he called Kim Delles, Theresa town clerk.  Go to full article

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