Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Phil Cousineau's 'The Painted Word'

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Phil Cousineau really, really loves words. In his new book, "The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins," that passion shines through as Cousineau digs deep into history to find the stories behind words ranging from abbey-lubber ("a holy, lazy, fool") to zuihitsu ("a spontaneous jotting down of one's thoughts"). We talk with the author about his latest love letter to language.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Phil Cousineau, author and filmmaker

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