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

  • #19: “Friends” Is the “Golden Girls” for Millennials

    #19: “Friends” Is the “Golden Girls” for Millennials

    01/08/2016 Duration: 34min

      On this episode: When Coco's away, the ladies will veer off topic and make too much noise while opening their beers. They ramble about situational code-switching (text speak vs. formal language), parentheses and brackets and the removal of “man” from Marine Corps titles. God bless America, and feel better, Brian.     Links: Why Using a Period in a Text Makes You Sound Angry, Time

  • #18: Celebrities Are the One-Worders of Our World

    #18: Celebrities Are the One-Worders of Our World

    25/07/2016 Duration: 33min

      On this episode: Let's reclaim the beach read! The ladies and Meredith Blake of The New Yorker think the term gets a bad rap. Morgan finally proves to Brian that Mormons love Pinterest (through a depressing news story). Kids need handwriting, even in this Pokémon world. Linda breaks down “all right” vs. “alright.” Sorry, Matthew McConaughey and everyone. We blame celebs.     Links:

  • #17: Leverage Me A Beer, Please

    #17: Leverage Me A Beer, Please

    18/07/2016 Duration: 31min

    On this episode: Do you know how to use “myself,” or are you a Bachelor/Bachelorette-style abuser? Corporate lingo makes us sad—and angry about unused vacation, for whatever reason. Grammar matters when you're applying for a job, but not when you're writing a review for your favorite podcast. Morgan talks about mediocre boxed wine for about 30 seconds too long. Also, what's Nelly up to?     Links: Navigating Your Way Through Bullshit Corporate Lingo, Deadspin

  • #16: Real Adults Use Periods

    #16: Real Adults Use Periods

    11/07/2016 Duration: 37min

    On this episode: IS THE PERIOD DYING?! The New York Times and a real-life millennial weigh in. In honor of the season, we judge the lyrics of popular wedding songs. Also, Morgan experiments with mixing two bad beers.     Links: Period. Full Stop. Point. Whatever It’s Called, It’s Going Out of Style, The New York Times   We

  • #15: Drink Drank Drunk Is EVERYTHING

    #15: Drink Drank Drunk Is EVERYTHING

    04/07/2016 Duration: 29min

    On this episode: East Coast humid hot means that the ladies are cooling off with rosé. The New York Times makes it official: “Everything” is a thing. (Duh.) Would you vote for the new word “soo” to mean very or extremely? The ladies and Coco weigh in on Deadspin's Hannah Keyser's proposal. And Linda declares her love for America. Sorry, Canadian and British listeners.     Links:

  • #14.5: Is There Any Better Feeling Than Spotting A Properly Used En-Dash In The Wild? (Pt. 2)

    #14.5: Is There Any Better Feeling Than Spotting A Properly Used En-Dash In The Wild? (Pt. 2)

    30/06/2016 Duration: 29min

    On this episode: We're back with part two of our interview with copy chief Emmy Favilla and style editor Julie Gerstein from BuzzFeed. Listen as Julie and Emmy bare all in our Lightnin' Round!     Links: Emmy Favilla, @em_dash3 Julie Gerstein, @havethehabit   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 do all the work of making sure you

  • #14: Is There Any Better Feeling Than Spotting A Properly Used En Dash In The Wild? (Pt. 1)

    #14: Is There Any Better Feeling Than Spotting A Properly Used En Dash In The Wild? (Pt. 1)

    27/06/2016 Duration: 44min

    On this episode: Part one of our interview with copy chief Emmy Favilla and style editor Julie Gerstein from BuzzFeed. We gush over dashes; learn about BuzzFeed's new word nerd newsletter; dissect BuzzFeed's style guide; and discuss how BuzzFeed tackles feminism, one meme at a time. Tune in Thursday for a bonus episode with part two of this interview.     Links: Emmy Favilla, @em_dash3 Julie Gerstein, @havethehabit BuzzFeed Newsletter

  • #13: The Teens At Nordstrom Rack Are Doing It

    #13: The Teens At Nordstrom Rack Are Doing It

    19/06/2016 Duration: 36min

    On this episode: We announce some big guests joining us next week. Linda drinks and discusses JAWN. Christian Lorentzen hates adverbs and you should, too. Every day, WTF? (Listener Lisa shows off). Germans make up cool words and want to slap Ted Cruz’s face.     Links: Could We Just Lose the Adverb (Already)? by Christian Lorentzen Google Ngram Viewer   We love Grammarly, and ar

  • #12: Shouldn’t Mainstream Media Be Concerned With Grammar?

    #12: Shouldn’t Mainstream Media Be Concerned With Grammar?

    13/06/2016 Duration: 25min

    On this episode: People are STILL outraged about the double space after period; tackling addicting vs addictive; we discuss the annoying misuse of “literally”, literally; stop with the car accidents and call it what it is — a crash.     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 do all the work of making sure your writing doesn't suck.

  • #11: Why Is It There If You Can’t Use It

    #11: Why Is It There If You Can’t Use It

    05/06/2016 Duration: 29min

    On this episode: Drinking Whispering Angel—the podcaster’s choice Scripps Spelling Bee is the sporting event of the year Time magazine can't spell Forget Adult Millennials, we’re the Oregon Trail Generation The battle of Who vs Whom and Who’s vs Whose     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 do all the work of making sure your writing doesn't suck.

  • #10: It’s Like Listening To Strangers

    #10: It’s Like Listening To Strangers

    30/05/2016 Duration: 41min

    On this episode: Obama gives design approval for the Peace Corps logo and other amazing Executive Orders, the world’s foremost grammar expert loses sleep over comma splices, we help a listener spell her fake words, James Beard rebrands chocolate cake, former company names guessing game, perfect sexy handwriting, XOXO does not mean hugs and kisses.     Links: New Yorker: What “XOXO” Really Means by Emma Rathbone Business Insider: The world's top grammarian fears that this punctuation error is becoming standard English

  • #9: Adult Millennials

    #9: Adult Millennials

    22/05/2016 Duration: 34min

      On this episode: NYT contributor says beginning your sentences with “I feel like” is weak. The gang feels like that point is up for debate. Plus: updates from the Weather Service, how to speak Apple, Tilikum is #2, but always #1 in Linda's heart, and more.       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 do all the work of making sure your writing doesn't suck.

  • #8: If You Do It Correctly, Everyone’s Going To Hate You

    #8: If You Do It Correctly, Everyone’s Going To Hate You

    16/05/2016 Duration: 38min

      On this episode: The studio is run amok! DDD friend Caroline Bean fills in for Linda while on vacation and Coco makes his triumphant return to the mic (…but will it last?). Also: Loyal listener, Mary Frances, gets help with her cover letter woes. The controversy surrounding the “double space after period” revelation from Episode 2 still frustrates and bewilders. Weird Words game and more.   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 do all the work of making sure your

  • #7: The Oxford Dictionary F’ing Hates Women

    #7: The Oxford Dictionary F’ing Hates Women

    09/05/2016 Duration: 28min

    On this episode: Morgan and Linda go a little past the sweet spot on this episode. We learn about the inherent sexism in the Oxford Dictionary, and surprise surprise, gender bias is everywhere in journalism. Also Linda says “world record”—a lot.     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 do all the work of making sure your writing doesn't suck.

  • #6: BuzzFeed Is Worth Billions of Dollars Because They Invented Lists

    #6: BuzzFeed Is Worth Billions of Dollars Because They Invented Lists

    01/05/2016 Duration: 31min

    Morgan and Linda help out “Charles from Chattanooga” who is too wordy in his emails. We know you are all guilty of email wordiness like Charles. So listen up and learn. Possibly our most helpful episode yet!

  • #5: 21% of People Surveyed Dislike Peace

    #5: 21% of People Surveyed Dislike Peace

    25/04/2016 Duration: 22min

    Linda got a new job—and a new style guide. But what will everyone think of her out of office emails? And on that note, what is the proper email sign-off you should use?

  • #4: Then We All Just Start To Talk Like Trash Bags

    #4: Then We All Just Start To Talk Like Trash Bags

    18/04/2016 Duration: 40min

    Linda and Morgan learn that Honest Abe didn’t dumb down his campaign speeches, but Trump sure does. Morgan lays into Shiloh Jolie Pitt. We find out that Linda makes dinner reservations in a Southern accent—weird, I know.

  • #3: Comma Comma Chameel-eee-onnn

    #3: Comma Comma Chameel-eee-onnn

    11/04/2016 Duration: 26min

    Morgan talks about Instagram, again. Linda takes a stand for the serial comma. Brian is officially relegated to Coco status.

  • #2: The Fancy Man In The Kitchen

    #2: The Fancy Man In The Kitchen

    05/04/2016 Duration: 45min

    We talk naming beers; Mark Twain; the differences between a hyphen and a dash; impassioned pleas for the em dash; double spaces after periods; grammar lessons from the bachelor; Linda's love for Post copy editor Bill Walsh; the pains associated with addressing wedding invitations; if Brian will become the next Coco?; and the pretension of saying foreign words with their native pronunciation. Buckle up!

  • #1: Hannah Joffrey Whoever

    #1: Hannah Joffrey Whoever

    03/04/2016 Duration: 30min

    Morgan and Linda wax poetic on rampant Instagram misquotes, Mormons on Pinterest, fact checking, incorrect quotes quiz and vocal fry aplenty. Drink up.

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