Words for Words
Lecture no. 27 from the course: Building a Better Vocabulary
Taught by Professor Kevin Flanigan | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses
Open the Bible to the book of Judges and read the story that spawned the word shibboleth, which is a test word, phrase, or custom that differentiates one group of people from another. Then, tease apart the fascinating differences between dialect, vernacular, and jargon.