Exploring misunderstood words with the Oxford etymologist
Broadcast: Midmorning, 06/06/2011, 10:06 a.m.
Midmorning's word expert returns to discuss the most commonly misunderstood words in the English language. He also helps to decipher some of the toughest words from this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee.
- Anatoly Liberman: Professor in the Department of German, Scandanavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Etymology for Everyone: Word Origins and How We Know Them.