Rewriting Words and Taking Offense

Why do we rewrite perfectly good words? And what is the power of offense? [18:50]

This week, "Captain of Efficiency" Aaron and Joey talk about idioms, Shakespeare, Backpfeifengesicht, monoculture, sh*t, and emotional vigilance. They don't talk about some of the rewritten words in this episode: sportsball, netherspaces, megaword, gajillion, and battlestargalactokaybai.


Froebel Gifts, or Fröbelgaben.

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.

Thanks 30 Rock for bringing us "mind grapes"

Irshad Manji: "It's Time to Teach Young People How to Stop Being So Offended"