Heard on Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson

Tea, Stan and Mood: New Podcast Digs Into Etymology of Slang

post thumbnail image

Image credit: Annamarie Sysling

A local English teacher is exploring the etymology of popular slang in a podcast called “Words In The Middle”

Tweet This

Have you ever wondered how slang in the English language evolves? Stephen speaks with Laura Rosenberg about just that. Rosenberg is a teacher at Detroit Country Day, who talks to her colleagues and her students about the latest slang and then delves into the etymology in a new podcast called “Words In The Middle.” 

Annamarie Sysling
Annamarie Sysling
In her conversation with Stephen, Rosenberg touches on the origins of “tea,” “mood,” “low key/high key” and “stan” or “stanning.”

Click on the player above to hear that conversation.

Detroit Today

Dynamic and diverse voices. News, politics, community and the issues that define our region. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson, Detroit Today brings you fresh and perceptive views weekdays at 9 am and 7 pm.


Stay connected to Detroit