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I know this is a show about words, but forget the words for a moment; look at the spaces between the words.
Without the spaces, the words would be nigh incomprehensible. And yet, they're a relatively recent linguistic innovation. Dr Kate Wiles explains how English got its spaces.
The transcript of this episode is at theallusionist.org/transcripts/spaces.
YOUR RANDOMLY SELECTED WORD FROM THE DICTIONARY:
Come back in a fortnight for the next episode, space cadets!