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The Invisible Language of Nursery Rhymes

What does "Hickory Dickory Dock" really mean?  John McWhorter makes linguistic sense of seemingly arbitrary children's verse.

Slate Presents Lexicon Valley

Slate Presents Lexicon Valley

A podcast about language from Slate.

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