The Millennial Language Cheat Code
Speaking the language of millennials one GIF at a time.
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On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, hosts Nicole Holliday and Ben Zimmer talk about Anthony Fauci’s old-school Brooklyn accent. They also interview Sylvia Sierra about her new book Millennials Talking Media: Creating Intertextual Identities in Everyday Conversation. And finally, Rachelle Hampton and Madison Malone Kircher, the hosts of ICYMI, Slate’s podcast on internet culture, stop by for some world wide web wordplay. We hope you’re ready! You could win a year’s membership to Slate Plus.
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Produced by Jasmine Ellis.
Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Anthony Fauci on ABC’s This Week
Trailer for the National Geographic documentary Fauci
Nautilus, “Why Working-Class New Yorkers Drop Their ‘Rs’ ”
Sylvia Sierra’s new book Millennials Talking Media: Creating Intertextual Identities in Everyday Conversation
The ICYMI back catalog