Daily Topics - Monday October 31st, 2011

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Happy Halloween!

Hour One: Trick or treat?! Gun instructor refuses to teach liberals and muslims - Crockett Keller

Hour Two: What conservatives don't want school kids to know about OWS - Kyle Olson / Plus, "Everything You Know is Wrong...about Halloween?!" Dr. Stephen Larsen

Hour Three: Don't Be Afraid of the Keystone XL Pipeline...what?! Ron Bailey, Reason Magazine

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mathboy 4 years 47 weeks ago
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Thanks to Dr. Stephen Larsen for correcting the pronunciation of "Halloween". There's a difference between "hallow" and "hollow", just like there's a difference between "fallow" and "follow". "Hallow", by the way is a cognate of "holy" and is therefore equivalent to the title "saint", derived from the Latin word "sanctus".

"Celtic", meanwhile, should be pronounced with an /s/ sound (as it is for the Boston basketball team), because that's what happens when a "c" is followed by an "e", an "i" or a "y"--it stops sounding like a "k". In fact, the word comes the French "celtique", which is pronounced /sel-teek/. I'm guessing the pronunciation has been changed by "wiccans" or some similar group that is aware that the letter "c" used to always sound like "k", but is ignorant of the last 1200 years of linguistic evolution, and has no respect for linguistic rules.

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