The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show Word Maven Patricia T. O’Conner Listen 34 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/57267/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls on the English language. Today she focuses on the oddities of pairs – why we call it a “pair of eyeglasses” but not a “pair of brassieres.” Call us at 212-433-WNYC or leave a comment below.