Word Watch: A Code Switch Game Show English is full of words and phrases with hidden racial backstories. Can you guess their histories? On part one of this two-part episode, we're unpacking the meaning behind "guru" and "boy."
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Word Watch: A Code Switch Game Show

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Word Watch: A Code Switch Game Show

Word Watch: A Code Switch Game Show

Word Watch: A Code Switch Game Show

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English is full of words and phrases with hidden racial backstories. Can you guess their histories? On part one of this two-part episode, we're unpacking the meaning behind "guru" and "boy."

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