Money got refined to the point where a lot of it just sort of drifted away, too far away from any kind of physical referent.
Recorded on November 8, 2008.
The versatile humorist and public radio panelist Roy Blount Jr.
turns his mind to lofty stuff: the English language, inside and out. He discusses his recent book Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures, Tonics, and Essences: with Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory
(2008). With humor and aplomb, Blount. recounts stories of people he’s met through his travels and extensive work as a writer. Each left their indelible print on Blount’s thoughts on the evolution of words throughout the history of human language.