Drink Drank Drunk | A Grammar Show With A Drinking Problem

Synopsis

A grammar nerd's delight. Co-Hosts Morgan Obidowski and Linda Huss break down current language and communication issues while drinking multiple bottles of wine. If Grammar Girl, Throwing Shade and Drunk History had a 3-way baby it would be this podcast.

Episodes

  • #59: Lie (NOT Lay) Down Sally

    #59: Lie (NOT Lay) Down Sally

    05/06/2017 Duration: 32min

    On this episode: Remember the Tan Mom? We do. Anyway, guess who uses more semicolons: literary types or us normals. If you're about to get a dog, think long and hard about the name so your pup isn't a basic bitch (literally). Listener Anna emailed because every day she says, “Lie on the table.” Is she a doctor, a masseuse, a butcher or a murder? We don't know, but we explain the lie vs. lay situation. Lastly, if you're in the bushes, you probably fell in drunkenly. If you're among them, you're at the Bush family ranch.     Links:

  • #58: Grief Bacon

    #58: Grief Bacon

    22/05/2017 Duration: 41min

    On this episode: The tres drunk word nerds record on Cinco de Mayo and it's a margarita fueled bonanza. We cover the hilarity of the K sound, English words with Spanish roots, and foreign words we should adapt ASAP. Linda also teaches us about initialism vs acronyms vs blends vs acrostic poems. Lovely Individual Nerdy Drunk American     Links:

  • #57: Buzz, Your Girlfriend

    #57: Buzz, Your Girlfriend

    08/05/2017 Duration: 28min

    On this episode: After discussing musicals and Morgan's 7th-grade choir career (not impeded by her back brace), the team does a deep-dive into corporate robot language, per your constant requests for more workplace jargon coverage. And since we can't get enough of the singular they, we answer a listener email about pairing verbs with the non-binary pronoun. Lastly, we discover “doggo lingo.” (“Discover” = we find out about it because NPR did a story of this years-long trend.)   Links:

  • #56: Are We on iTunes?

    #56: Are We on iTunes?

    24/04/2017 Duration: 31min

    On this episode: We dive right in to our recent switch to bi-weekly casts. Or is it bi-monthly? Everyone is STILL doing emails wrong. Did you know you're supposed to print them? Men need to step up and start saying sorry and Linda shares her dream of launching a citywide campaign on street etiquette. Lastly, we discuss who is the worst Vanderpump Rules cast member. Spoiler alert: it's Katie.   Links: Don’t let these bad habit

  • #55: When They Lowercased Internet the Room Went Wild

    #55: When They Lowercased Internet the Room Went Wild

    10/04/2017 Duration: 38min

    On this episode: The gang announces some format changes but don't worry, it's still an email podcast! We break down more stuff you shouldn't be saying (typing) and get into the AP updates. Also, Morgan has a fascinating movie idea involving a fleet of vans and a 300-page grammar questionnaire and we learn that both Morgan and Linda are very sensitive when it comes to adopting one another's writing styles.   Links:

  • #54: You Don’t Like Ampersands? (Take 2)

    #54: You Don’t Like Ampersands? (Take 2)

    03/04/2017 Duration: 37min

    On this episode: Morgan and Linda don't possess the brainpower required of daughters-in-law when they communicate with their in-laws. Terminology matters when it comes to healthcare plans, but mostly we debate if “healthcare” should be one word or two. Hot tip: Pick up five-year-old Edith Fuller for your fantasy spelling bee team. And finally, we delve into capitalization, quotation marks and italics when it comes to titles. Oh, and the reason Morgan isn't a ballerina today? Her back brace.   Links:

  • #53: I Just Ideated

    #53: I Just Ideated

    27/03/2017 Duration: 35min

    On this episode: This is the second episode we recorded in one night, so temper your expectations. Morgan loathes business jargon, so never tell her that you're going to ideate how to architect a plan for decontenting. She also was never a track star because her coach wore Birkenstocks and left kids at Wendy's. On a related note, Americans and Brits use different sports terms. We home (not hone) in on the differences.   Links:

  • #52: Two People Like Brian!

    #52: Two People Like Brian!

    20/03/2017 Duration: 27min

    On this episode: Abbreviations can be confusing: Is the BFD commissioner a big fucking deal commissioner or a Buffalo Fire Department commissioner? Or possibly both? Love is the most popular reaction on Facebook, but Brian and Linda cast doubt on the finding. We also share an unnecessary tip about flesh out vs. flush out.   Links: Ambiguous abbreviations, Strong Language

  • #51: Call Your Mom! It’s Our 51st Episode.

    #51: Call Your Mom! It’s Our 51st Episode.

    13/03/2017 Duration: 22min

    On this episode: It's our 51st episode, and we're talkin' emails. That's right—again. A study finally tells us which email sign-off is best. Thanks, science. We discuss four types of introversion and determine that Linda is all of them, and Brian is just a jerk. Etymology explains the reason salad and salt are kind of the same and why people with ovaries were once considered prone to hysteria. How times have changed…   Links:

  • #50: You Don’t Want Her to Piss on Elsa?

    #50: You Don’t Want Her to Piss on Elsa?

    06/03/2017 Duration: 20min

    On this episode: Linda needs a baby bathrobe and she needs it now! In this episode, we cover the Nordic face off of hygge vs kalsarikannit. Also, we basically discuss filler words that you should cut out of your writing each and every time in order to utilize the very best words, actually. Do you care? Or could you NOT care less? Listen to find out!   Links:

  • #49: Guys, I’m Not Italian

    #49: Guys, I’m Not Italian

    27/02/2017 Duration: 33min

    On this episode: It's a theme show! The DDD crew talks dictionary and are joined by a very special guest, Linda's husband! We wax poetic about everybody's favorite badass word curator, Merriam-Webster, and have a husband vs. wife word quiz battle royale. Linda makes Polish jokes and the gang roasts her husband for being Italian. Classic 2017.   Links: Ghost, Shade, And Humbl

  • #48: I Know What Habeas Corpus Means

    #48: I Know What Habeas Corpus Means

    20/02/2017 Duration: 29min

    On this episode: Up your protest-sign game. We delve into the proper definitions of political terms and explain the difference between alternate facts and alternative facts.

  • #47: Can’t Slow Us Down, Mom

    #47: Can’t Slow Us Down, Mom

    13/02/2017 Duration: 35min

    On this episode: Join us as we look back on Jock Jams and internet speak that's past its prime. We cover enthralling topics like snake pregnancy. And whose style will reign supreme: US or UK? Find out if you're giving Realtors the respect they demand while listening to Coco mansplain. #blessed   Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.  

  • #46: The Millennial on This Show is Obsessed With Baba Vanga

    #46: The Millennial on This Show is Obsessed With Baba Vanga

    06/02/2017 Duration: 31min

    On this episode: It's Baba Vanga's world. We're all just living in it.   Check out our new store! Show your word nerd pride and support your favorite podcast. Get all the goods at shop.drunkwordnerds.com.  

  • #45: I Am a Woman With a Song Inside Her

    #45: I Am a Woman With a Song Inside Her

    30/01/2017 Duration: 31min

    On this episode: Vacay, meh, fashionista and about 20 other words first uttered/recorded in 1992 are turning 25. Being “mom” is cool, so all DDD fans are MOMMMM. We break down historic vs. historical and explain what the heck a retronym is. Plus, Morgan addresses her childhood issues with bear hair and gender confusion (as in, people often mistook her for a boy).   Links:

  • #44: Obama Is a Double-Spacer

    #44: Obama Is a Double-Spacer

    23/01/2017 Duration: 36min

    On this episode: Barack Obama is a double-spacer, so we're over him. Canadians say “eh” because they're the nicest versions of all of us. yet another popular podcast scams our stories, according to Morgan. It's cool because we love Hidden Brain and its recent episode about changing language. A Harvard linguist points out all the words you're using incorrectly so you can hone your language skills. Also, jello shots. (Or Jell-O shots, if you respect trademarks.) And visit the brand new DDD store at shop.drunkwordnerds.com and buy something!   Links:

  • #43: “Potential Misunderstanding About Our Dog”

    #43: “Potential Misunderstanding About Our Dog”

    16/01/2017 Duration: 58min

    On this episode: Dan Gross from Elevated Nation joins the DDD gang to discuss dead animals, the business of cannabis, a lively real tweets/fake news debate, and words of the year. Dan drops some hot, very old Ramona Singer and Mel Gibson goss (separate stories). Email us for the pic. *wink* (Coco says you need to leave an iTunes review if you want to see the picture.) And visit the brand new DDD store at shop.drunkwordnerds.com and buy something!   Links: The Word of the Year for 2016 Isn’t a Word. It’s a Nu

  • #42: There’s Nothing Linda Won’t Bullet

    #42: There’s Nothing Linda Won’t Bullet

    09/01/2017 Duration: 33min

    On this episode: Morgan's 2017 resolution: no more singing on the podcast. Can she make it? On this episode, we answer a chemistry Ph.D. student's question about bullet points, and probably let him down. Learn another language to increase your tolerance of ambiguity. A contronym is a word that is its own opposite. WHAT?! Also, we explain while vs. whilst and taste test wine gummies; enjoy our chewing.     Links:

  • #41: John Lithgow Is a Gem

    #41: John Lithgow Is a Gem

    02/01/2017 Duration: 29min

    On this episode: This week Linda gets in her time machine to the recent past (2016) to watch ONE EPISODE of a culturally relevant show. Morgan takes a stand on dads, Phish is corrupting our government, and the patriarchy is over! Plus, we call out hyper grammar correctors and decree the cool, new baby name of 2017: Manager. Happy New Year!   Links:

  • #40: We’ll Explain Who Meatloaf Is to You Later

    #40: We’ll Explain Who Meatloaf Is to You Later

    26/12/2016 Duration: 36min

    On this episode: The gang is joined in the studio by Morgan's office mates after a booze-filled holiday work outing. That's right, the DDD token millennial is in the studio and sharing her (overly confident) wisdom. We talk holiday cards, the year's worst writing mistakes and the bane of Linda's existence — unattributed quotes. Also, Linda gets her wallet stolen. Sad!   We love Grammarly, and are proud to share their service. If you're too busy to listen to all of our amazing grammar and writing advice, just use Grammarly and let them d

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