Dialogue

Regional American English

Season 2012 Episode 24 | 28m 48s

Did you know that there are at least 174 different words to describe the dust that collect under your bed? Many call them dust bunnies but others label them house moss, cussywop, woofinpoofs even ghost manure. Host Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with Joan Houston Hall, the Chief Editor of the Dictionary of American Regional English, about the unique twists and turns of the American language.

Aired: 07/04/12

Rating: TV-G

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