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The Words Of Spring With Pat O'Conner

Boris Smokrovic

Spring has sprung in Iowa and there are all kinds of colorful and vibrant words and phrases that come along with it.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe explores the language of spring with Patricia O’Conner, author of "Woe is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English" and other books about the English language, she blogs at grammarphobia.com.


  • Patricia O'Conner, author, blogger, former editor, The New York Times Book Review
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Dennis Reese was the mid-day host for Iowa Public Radio
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River