Union Stage presents at the Miracle Theatre
A Way With Words
Fri Feb 1
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Miracle Theatre
• PLEASE NOTE: The charge on your credit card will show up as "JAMMIN JAVA”.
• PLEASE NOTE: This show is held at The Miracle Theatre, 535 8th St SE, Washington, DC, 20003https://www.unionstage.com/event/1769844/
PLEASE NOTE: The charge on your credit card will show up as "JAMMIN JAVA".
PLEASE NOTE: This show is held at The Miracle Theatre, 535 8th St SE, Washington, DC, 20003
Way with Words is an upbeat and lively hour-long public radio show and podcast about language examined through history, culture, and family. Each week, author/journalist Martha Barnette and lexicographer/linguist Grant Barrett talk with callers about slang, old sayings, new words, grammar, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. They settle disputes, play word quizzes, and discuss language news and controversies. The show, on the air since 1998, is heard weekly by more than a half-million listeners over the air in 33 states and around the world by podcast. The show is produced by Wayword, Inc., a small independent nonprofit unaffiliated with any station or network.
Co-host/co-producer Martha Barnette is the author of reader-friendly books on word origins. She has a background in ancient Greek and Latin, studied Spanish in Costa Rica, and worked as a newspaper reporter for major metropolitan dailies. Raised in the South, she now lives in San Diego, where she's often found hiking mountain trails and performing with an improv comedy troupe.
Co-host/co-producer Grant Barrett is an American lexicographer and linguist specializing in slang and new words. He has helped produce dozens of dictionaries. He's a voracious reader, speaks a bit of French and Spanish, and spent years working in the jargon-rich jungles of information technology. Though born and raised in Missouri, and having been a long-time resident of New York City, Grant now lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, also a linguist and lexicographer, and their young son.
The Miracle Theatre
535 8th St SE
Washington, DC, 20003