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Word of Mouth
Ben Crystal reads Shakespeare's Sonnet 116 in Original Pronunciation.
Michael Rosen reads through the Cockney alphabet, from A for 'orses to Z for his hat.
Philip Pullman reveals why he chose the name, Lyra.
Michael Rosen on the evocative words used to describe features of the British landscape.
Lexicographer of slang and swearing Jonathon Green talks about where slang comes from.
Do you sign off your messages with x? Ever wondered where this behaviour comes from?
How come humans learn to speak while other animals don't?
Anyone for some ISIS Belgian chocolate?
Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright explore the numbers one to ten
River Cottage forager John Wright talks Latin naming conventions with Dr Laura Wright.
Professor Naomi Baron joins Word of Mouth to discuss the future of reading
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