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The Power of Words

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Certain words and phrases are obviously offensive, but even some of our every day words and phrases veil racism, sexism and ageism. On The Point, we talk about why words take on and shed meaning, and what the evolution of language can tell us about our culture and society over time. Our guest is Karen Stollznow, Australian- American Linguist, Researcher and author. Her most recent book is On The Offensive, Prejudice in Language Past and Present. Mindy Todd hosts. This program was recorded in February, 2021.

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.