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Friday 4.00-4.30pm
Rpt: Sunday 8.30-9.00pm
Michael Rosen presents Radio 4's open door on the world of words and the way we speak. Email: word.of.mouth@bbc.co.uk
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Friday 15 August
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Noisy Silence? A Shy and Retiring Used Car Salesman?

Michael Rosen talks to Tony Augarde author of the Oxford Book of Word Games about the the challenging world oxymorons - where contradictory and incongrous terms are combined to express new ideas.

Listeners Letters and Beatlmania Competition

Thanks for your many, many lwonderful letters, especially those who've rushed in entries for Beatles lyrics competition. We're celebrating 40 years of Beatlemania, and are asking you to write a 100 word story using as many titles of Beatles songs as is humanly possible. So dig out your old albums, check your Beatles titles and prepare to surprise, delight and entertain.

Waggery of Wiggery

Full Bottomed, Marlborough, Caulnet, Galloon. Michael Rosen talk to Brian Pete of
Angels The Costumiers in London about the language of wig making.

Clean Language

We have a strong sense that the way a question is asked determines the kind of statements people make. Two psychotherapists, Penny Tomkins and James Lawley have taken a close look at this matter. They’re concerned that some questioning by therapists doesn’t help the client as the wording of the questions suggests too much. Instead, they’ve come up with the concept of ‘clean language’, a non-suggestive way of talking. Find out more about clean language.

Sunny Disposish

Russell Davies remembers the linguistic genius of lyricist and songwriter Ira Gershwin.
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