Author Interview: Jenni Nuttall (Author of Mother Tongue: The Surprising History of Women’s Words)

Continuing on in our academic/linguistics era, I’m joined today by Dr. Jenni Nuttall to talk about her new book Mother Tongue: The Surprising History of Women’s Words.

So many of the words that we use to chronicle women’s lives feel awkward or alien. Medical terms are scrupulously accurate but antiseptic. Slang and obscenities have shock value, yet they perpetuate taboos. Where are the plain, honest words for women’s daily lives? Jenni is here to explain all!

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