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Exchange Exemplar: This Word Or That Word?

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Sometimes words can just confuse us. Do you know the difference between "imitate" and "emulate?" How about "pitiful" and "pitiable?"

Or--classic 2020-how to tell if you're "infectious" or "contagious?" Charles Harrington Elster, an expert on the English language, lays out the differences for us in How to Tell Fate from Destiny: And Other Skillful Word Distinctions.

We enjoy anew this interview from 2018. Or is it "again?"

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.