Tens of millions of Americans take nutritional supplements. New studies allege some pills do not contain what is on the label. Other research indicates consumers may be ingesting too many vitamins. New concerns about dietary supplements.
Two experts on American English, Allan Metcalf, author of How We Talk (Houghton Mifflin) and Joseph Pickett, editor of the American Heritage Dictionary (Houghton Mifflin), join Diane to talk about regional dialects and how they’re changing, new words entering our vocabulary, and everything else that sets the English spoken in the U.S. apart from the rest of the Anglophone world.
- Joseph Pickett editor of the "American Heritage Dictionary" (Houghton Mifflin) and expert on American English
- Allan Metcalf author of "How We Talk" (Houghton Mifflin) and expert on American English
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