The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show Word Maven Patricia T. O'Conner Listen 32 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/56478/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Word maven Patricia T. O'Conner takes your calls on the English language. A few things she wants to talk about today are the words "ask" vs. "axe," and how the word "subprime" made it into the OED. Call 646-778-3729 to ask Patricia a question.