CBC’s The Word Guy

Jonathan appears regularly as The Word Guy on CBC Radio 1’s province-wide program North by Northwest, educating and entertaining about all aspects of the English language.

Word Cousins (January 2020)
Short Words (December 2019)
Shakespeare (November 2019)
Collective Nouns (October 2019)
Bad Words (September 2019)
Euphemisms (August 2019)
Diacritical Marks (July 2019)
Word Order (June 2019)
Capitalization (April 2019)
Rhymes (March 2019)
Cliches (February 2019)
Discourse Markers (January 2019)
Neologisms (December 2018)
Alphabet Origins (October 2018)
Contradictions (September 2018)
Demonyms (August 2018)
Puns and Tom Swifties (July 2018)
Words Formed by Mistake (June 2018)
Definitions (May 2018)
Prepositions (April 2018)
Idioms (March 2018)
Fossil Words and Absent Antonyms (February 2018)
Adjectives and Adverbs (January 2018)
Mixed Metaphors and Misplaced Modifiers (December 2017)
Verbs! (November 2017)
Cataloguing Words (June 2017)
What is a word? How many are there? (December 2016)
Acronyms, Initialisms, Abbreviations, Portmanteaux (October 2016)