Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen shares his love of words and looks at our lives past and present through the prism of language.

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  • Word of Mouth: Message in a Bottle

    Tue, 22 Jul 14

    28 mins

    20 days remaining

    Chris Ledgard uncorks a message in a bottle to see how this humble missive has bobbed its way through ancient wars, naval history, Elizabethan espionage and maritime science.

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  • Word of Mouth: Weighing Your Words

    Tue, 15 Jul 14

    28 mins

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    Chris Ledgard investigates three situations where using the right words is crucial: delivering a cancer diagnosis; reporting under an embargo and during peace negotiations.

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