Everything You Need to Know About English and Other Languages
BY Alvin Ward
March 14, 2018
What's in a word? A lot! John Green and friends are here with some incredible facts about language—English and otherwise—in this episode of Scatterbrained.
Follow along with them as they travel to Monrovia, Liberia to meet an infamous polyglot who may or may not know how to speak more than 50 languages. Then brush up on some of those easy-to-forget rules about English, like when to use who vs. whom and the true definition of irony. Plus: find out how to get a word in the dictionary.
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Television moms. Everyone has a favorite. Whether it’s Carol Brady and her groovy pant suits or Wilma Flintstone (whose maiden name was Slaghoople). But how much do you really know about these small-screen maternal figures?
In the latest episode of Scatterbrained, John Green and his co-hosts are dishing some amazing facts about television’s most beloved moms (that segment begins at the 2:25 mark), just in time for Mother’s Day. They’re also delving into the history of the holiday itself, offering some tips on how to pick out the perfect bouquet for your mama and exploring the unique (and sometimes odd) habits of moms in the animal kingdom. You can check out the full episode below.
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“If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best,” Marilyn Monroe once famously quipped. Except she didn’t. As the hosts of Scatterbrained reveal in their latest episode about classic Hollywood starlets, many myths about this beloved blonde bombshell still abound.
In addition to setting the record straight once and for all, the Scatterbrained team dug up some surprising stories about Tinseltown’s leading ladies from the ‘20s up to the ‘60s. In this episode, you’ll learn why Mae West was jailed for lewdness, which famous literary role Audrey Hepburn almost landed, why Elizabeth Taylor hated being called Liz, and the personal favor that John F. Kennedy asked of Judy Garland.
Plus, the tale of how Clara Bow was blackmailed by her hair dresser-turned-personal assistant might make you rethink the details you divulge while getting your bi-monthly trim.
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