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It's cathartic; it's useful historical records; and it might help you behave better on public transport. Neil Katcher and Dave Nadelberg from Mortified discuss the art and practice of keeping a diary.
- This website has a fair amount of information about Samuel Pepys, including his diary entries describing the Plague and the Great Fire of London - and some of the entries he wrote in code because they're a bit saucy.
- Pepys wrote his diary in shorthand, so snoopers couldn't understand it. Read a translation at Project Gutenberg.
- Anne Frank, meanwhile, edited a version of her diary for possible public consumption, which was the one published in 1947. The longer, private version was recently published.
- Mortification comes in many forms. All of which are funnier when they happened to someone else.
- My friend Jo Neary has been keeping an illustrated diary for decades. Occasionally, she shares some pages online, to my delight.
- Which of these medical acronyms will follow in LOL's footsteps and be in common use in textspeak within the next 30 years?
- Having trouble translating DAMHIKT, UDS or POTF? Acronym Finder is here to help.
- Ever been curious about the Radiotopia sting at the end of the show? Jonathan Mitchell from Radiotopisibling The Truth explains how he composed it in the latest episode of Song Exploder.
- Here's the transcript of this episode.
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Sometimes words can become your worst enemy. Clinical psychologist and cognitive behavioural therapist Dr Jane Gregory tells how to defuse their power.
NB: Today's show concerns mental health, and the discussion nudges some topics which may not be comfortable for everybody. So if you have concerns, please sit this episode out, and return in two weeks for the next one.
- When Jane has time around working with her patients, she writes very interesting pieces about CBT at cognitivebehaveyourself.com.
- Here's a summary of CBT from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
- Have any of you played a mental health-themed game like Hellblade? How was it?
- Philippa Perry's psychotherapy comic book Couch Fiction is rather wonderful. Read this interview with her then buy a copy from your local bookshop because I can't bring myself to link to Amazon.
- Read a brief history of tennis AKA 'sphairistike'.
- Here's a load of tennis etymology.
- The transcript of this episode is here.
This episode was sponsored by Animoto. Visit animoto.com/words to try out their marvellously easy and swift video-making tools; and if you sign up for a pro account, you can get 15% off if you use the code WORDS. I've really been enjoying my first forays into video-making thanks to them; you can view this week's effort, a compilation of shudder-inducing portmanteau terms, here.
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