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Etymology - the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history

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"Being an English speaker doesn't entail that you necessarily know the racist etymology automatically. The fact that you said it, oblivious to the etymology, doesn't automatically make you a bad person. As language users, we have the social responsibility to monitor the impact our utterances have on others, especially when it involves a marginalized group." - Ai Taniguchi, a linguist and an associate language studies professor with University of Toronto Mississauga

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Episode Title: The Context of Words

Teaser: Trudeau has yet to account for $600b in spending, more needs to be done to end boil water advisories, and Alberta’s deficit drops much faster than expected. Also, the CBC tells us words we shouldn’t use, while we give context on the history of those words.

Recorded Date: December 3, 2021

Release Date: December 5, 2021

Duration: 50:54

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