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TemlynWriting
12-14-2007, 02:17 AM
Ack! I'm going to be on NPR (National Public Radio) tomorrow morning!

A producer at NPR's new show, The Bryant Park Project (http://www.npr.org/bryantpark), instant messaged me on AIM a few minutes ago, wanting me to be a phone guest on one of their segments tomorrow morning! The segment will be about grammar mistakes.

How does this pertain to blogging? The producer found my blog (http://www.temlynwriting.com), and contacted me from there.

Apparently one of their hosts made a grammar boo-boo this morning, misusing the phrase "begging the question." Now they want to talk about that and other misused phrases.

Do you have a grammar peeve that you'd like me to bring up for the show? Leave me a message in the comments of this thread or on my blog! And say a prayer for me-- I am very nervous! Eeek!

More info at my blog! (http://www.temlynwriting.com/blog/?p=206)

III
12-14-2007, 02:18 AM
What time! What time! What time!

jenfreedom
12-14-2007, 02:23 AM
That's huge! Congratulations. I LOVE NPR too. Have fun; don't be nervous -- if they want you there then you obviously rock.

~ Jennifer

wyntermoon
12-14-2007, 02:23 AM
That's great news, Julia!

How about when to use it's vs. its and quotation punctuation?

III
12-14-2007, 02:25 AM
What time! What time! What time!

III
12-14-2007, 02:26 AM
What time! What time! What time!?????????

TemlynWriting
12-14-2007, 02:27 AM
What time! What time! What time!

I honestly am not sure! They're going to call me at 8:40 A.M. ET, but I'm not sure which section of show it is exactly (if it's one, it's live; if it's the other, it's recorded).

NPR: The Bryant Park Project (http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=14837603)

NPR: The Bryant Park Project's 'A Block' (http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=14837605)

I'm going to try to find out. I know that you can listen to both on their website.

Thanks everyone! *shaking*

TemlynWriting
12-14-2007, 02:28 AM
What time! What time! What time!?????????

Can I hug you, III? You're making me laugh. :)

TemlynWriting
12-14-2007, 02:31 AM
You can go here (http://www.npr.org/schedule/index.php?prgId=47&selStates=FL&showNav=1&refUrl=/templates/stations/schedule/index.php) if you want to see if you can listen to it on your local radio!

wyntermoon
12-14-2007, 02:51 AM
I listen every morning while I work, I'll be there!

WendyNYC
12-14-2007, 03:03 AM
Congrats! I love NPR.

I hate when people say "for all intensive purposes." I also hate when people write "thru," "nite" or any bastardized shortened word in formal letters. (Fine, whatever, if you are texting, but I've seen it in office memos.)

sassandgroove
12-14-2007, 04:51 AM
Apparently there is a station here that carries that segment. :( BUt GOOD FOR YOU. A million things bug me but of course now I can't think of any.

sassandgroove
12-14-2007, 04:52 AM
Oh I know. "Where're you at?"
It should be "Where are you?" no AT required.

plaidearthworm
12-14-2007, 04:55 AM
Wow, that's wonderful! You'll be an NPR star! Next up, 'Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!'

L M Ashton
12-14-2007, 05:24 AM
Irregardless!!!!!


Good luck! :)

AmyDoodle
12-14-2007, 05:30 AM
ACK! I congratulated you on the wrong thread.

You're gonna do a great job. You're on this like rain on a tin roof-- Everybody will hear you and stop to listen. Congratulations!

brokenfingers
12-14-2007, 07:51 AM
Wow! Congrats, Temlyn - that's great news!

I hope this is but the first of bigger and better things for you. :)

III
12-14-2007, 07:59 AM
And tell Puzzle Master Will Shortz to make the puzzles easier.

Kat Frass
12-14-2007, 06:26 PM
Probably too late to chime in.. but I absolutely HATE it when people say "I seen her" or any variation with "I seen". It seems to be regional.. but it BUGS ME!!!

Oh.. and CONGRATS!! I"m so thrilled for you!

plaidearthworm
12-14-2007, 07:27 PM
You were wonderful! I missed the live feed, but listened to the segment on the website. Congrats for you, this is your day! For those who missed it, you can listen to it here. (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17246007)

TemlynWriting
12-14-2007, 07:47 PM
You were wonderful! I missed the live feed, but listened to the segment on the website. Congrats for you, this is your day! For those who missed it, you can listen to it here. (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17246007)
Awww, shucks. Thank you for kind words!

I felt like such a doofus. Since "begging the question" is such a logical idea (circular reasoning) I found it very difficult to explain, and apparently someone else (http://www.npr.org/blogs/bryantpark/2007/12/tomorrow_and_tomorrow_and_tomo.html) thought I was confusing, too, so now I feel all sorts of self-conscious. (Not to mention, I have a sore throat and was up coughing half the night-- that didn't help the situation.)

I should have just quoted from Jenna's book, Words You Thought You Knew. Ah well. Live and learn.

And I didn't get to discuss anything else related to grammar. Thanks for everyone's suggestions, though! I was looking forward to mentioning one of my favorite peeves: nauseous vs. nauseated. :)

For those interested in a clearer definition (if you think logic can get any clearer), visit the latest entry (http://www.temlynwriting.com/blog/?p=207) on my blog.

And thanks again for your support and friendship here at AW. I love you guys! :Hug2:

And yes, if you really want to listen to me talk myself in circles with my sore throat and all, here's the link (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17246007). ;)

wordsmith
12-14-2007, 08:01 PM
OMG...I am so sorry that I missed it. I will have to listen to the podcast. I definetely had one for you "upped" as in "The Fed upped the interested rate." But, 'tis too late.
Congrats though, that's awesome. I bow before thee. ;)

C.bronco
12-14-2007, 08:17 PM
I hope it went well. That's great!

TemlynWriting
12-14-2007, 08:20 PM
OMG...I am so sorry that I missed it. I will have to listen to the podcast. I definetely had one for you "upped" as in "The Fed upped the interested rate." But, 'tis too late.
Congrats though, that's awesome. I bow before thee. ;)

Thank you! :)

In addition to the podcast, you can listen to the segment online (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17246007).

jenngreenleaf
12-14-2007, 08:54 PM
DARN! I missed out on this, too!!! Now *this* is why I don't like grounding myself from the boards. I miss good things. Darnitall.

TemlynWriting
12-14-2007, 09:07 PM
DARN! I missed out on this, too!!! Now *this* is why I don't like grounding myself from the boards. I miss good things. Darnitall.

Hiya Jenn!

Nope, you didn't miss it completely! You can listen to the segment (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17246007) on the website, and you can download the podcast. It wasn't even available live for some people, depending on time zones.

I'm not sure which podcast this segment is on, but here are the links:

NPR: The Bryant Park Project's 'A Block' (http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=14837605) (I think it may be this one, because it's listed as being around the time of the day that I was on.)

NPR: The Bryant Park Project (http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=14837603)

I'll update when I find out which is which, but that may be over the weekend. :)

Kudra
12-15-2007, 09:47 AM
Congratulations! It was great to hear you, Julia.

Jessi
12-16-2007, 04:08 AM
Awww, that's so awesome!!