Are We Losing Our Universal Language?

Weather has long been a part of our language, but is it losing its critical place in our conversations? Is weather becoming too emotionally charged to utilize it as a basic construct in conversations? In this episode we explore the role of weather in our communication process and how it might be changing.

  • Is language like fashion, or the weather?
    • https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/06/language-fashion-weather-speak
  • Weather and language
    • https://www.academia.edu/17161744/Eriksen_P%C3%A5l_Seppo_Kittil%C3%A4_and_Leena_Kolehmainen_2012_._Weather_and_language._Language_and_Linguistics_Compass_6_6_383_402
  • Conversation’s last refuge: the art, and heart, of talking about the weather
    • https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/20/conversations-last-refuge-the-art-and-heart-of-talking-about-the-weather
  • Go ahead, talk about the weather — people who don’t like small talk are the worst ones at the party
    • http://nationalpost.com/life/go-ahead-talk-about-the-weather-people-who-dont-like-small-talk-are-the-worst-ones-at-the-party
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About The Weather
    • http://gayleforman.com/blog/2011/05/27/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-the-weather/
  • Why We Have to Change the Way We Talk About the Weather
    • https://wilderchild.com/change-the-way-we-talk-about-weather/
  • Falcon Heavy Test Flight
    http://www.spacex.com/webcast

And now for the episode …

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