An hour with the etymologist
Broadcast: Midmorning, 01/01/2007, 10:06 a.m.
Midmorning listeners supply the words, and word origins expert Anatoly Liberman fills in the history. Find out, for example, how a pothole got its name.
- Anatoly Liberman: Professor in the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of "Word Origins and How We Know Them: Etymology for Everyone."