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No topic is as universally avoided–yet universally unavoidable–as DEATH. So, it’s got a lot of euphemisms in virtually every language.
Otherwords is a new PBS web series on Storied that digs deep into this quintessential human trait of language and fınds the fascinating, thought-provoking, and funny stories behind the words and sounds we take for granted. Incorporating the fıelds of biology, history, cultural studies, literature, and more, linguistics has something for everyone and offers a unique perspective into what it means to be human.
hosted by Dr. Erica Brozovsky, Ph.D.
written by Dr. Erica Brozovsky, Ph.D. & Andrew Matthews
directed by Andrew Matthews & Katie Graham
produced by Katie Graham
animated & edited by Andrew Matthews
executive producer Amanda Fox
fact checker Yvonne McGreevy
Assistant Director of Programming (PBS): Niki Walker
Executives in Charge (PBS): Adam Dylewski, Jess Kasza
music by APM
images by Shutterstock