The Brian Lehrer Show Edit this Published in The Brian Lehrer Show Speech! Speech! Listen 15 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/234043/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend A word cloud of Rep. Paul Ryan's convention speech. (Wordle.net ) i John McWhorter, linguist, New Republic contributing editor and the author of What Language Is (And What It Isn’t and What It Could Be), talks about the Republicans' rhetorical choices.