Here’s the notes for episode #27 of The Meaning of Everything show.

How do words affect you? How does grammar and punctuation affect you? It does a whole lot more than you might think. In today’s episode, specialist in English literature and affect theory Samantha Morse explores how language is subconsciously felt and causes us to feel and believe things we might not even know we’re feeling and believing. Stefani and Samantha also discuss the anatomy of a tweet, Stefani’s own manipulation of language, and how concerns about the power of political rhetoric have been alive since the beginning of literacy.

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