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Etymoleon, a weekly 15 minute etymology podcast, delves into the fascinating world of word history and origins. Join host Leon Bailey-Green as he researches and explores the historical and linguistic roots of words, names and phrases tied to diverse topics. Without claiming expertise in linguistics or history, Leon assumes the role of an avid researcher, presenting analyses of how words have evolved over time. Each episode unveils the intricate journey of carefully chosen words, dissecting t ...
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Whole 9 Yards is a weekly podcast that will simultaneously educate, astonish, and amuse. Listen while we share equivocal research about the origin of words, phrases, and idioms we use every day. From the team at Big Science Pods, we bring you the whole 9 yards, the entire kit and caboodle, the whole shebang of this quick, entertaining look at our language and the history therein. Learn why we call New York "The Big Apple," what "red-handed" REALLY means and why sometimes people are "happy as ...
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Word Journeys: An Etymology Podcast

Word Journeys: An Etymology Podcast

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Word Journeys is a podcast about etymology and the surprising stories behind the origins of English words. English is constantly evolving and the meanings of words are always shifting. In each episode, we take words united by a common theme and explore how they made their way into English and the historical circumstances which shaped their definitions. For more information or to contact us, visit www.wordjourneyspodcast.com. If you would like to contribute to the show and want to see the per ...
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The Etymology Podcast

Gayitri Chhibber & Puranjay Savar Mattas

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The study of the origin of words of Hindi, Sanskrit & other languages and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history which has enhanced the knowledge of the society & brings out the broader version of the culture. We here provide you our listener with in-depth knowledge. This show will release episodes weekly in both Hindi & English alternatively. Hindi By Mrs. Gayitri Chhibber English By Puranjay Savar Mattas *DISCLAIMER* The English episodes are transcriptions of the H ...
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Episode 216: Jay & Ray sling some old slang. - Encore rank have a blast square psych Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video in…
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In this episode, we explore the evolution of family member terminology, unravelling the origins of words such as mother, brother, nephew and cousin in English. Many of these familial designations have undergone significant changes over time; for instance, the term "niece" once referred to a granddaughter. Discover when terms like "co-parent", "glam…
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pisode 215: Jay & Ray farm a few old idioms. - Encore don't have a cow when pigs fly haywire long row to hoe Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the adverti…
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This time, we're delving into the origins of famous cocktail drinks and uncovering the intriguing stories behind their names. The Bloody Mary, for instance, is rumoured to be named after a theatre production, while the name Mai Tai is thought to translate to 'good' or 'best'. The term "cocktail" itself has a mysterious origin, with some speculating…
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Episode 214: Jay & Ray digest a few old food idioms. - Encore a finger in every pie chew the fat fit as a fiddle ear to the ground plus a drop in by the illustrious Johnny Dollar, R.I.P. Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound …
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Episode 213: Jay & Ray get scammed by a few old idioms. - Encore nick stiff racket boost Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and vide…
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This episode looks at words of the spring season. The month of March is named after the Roman god of war Mars, and the month of May was once known as 'the month of three milks'. As for the term 'spring clean', various theories exist to explain why this season is so connected to tidying. Delve into the etymological roots of springtime British vegeta…
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Episode 212: Jay & Ray chow down on some old food-ioms. - Encore chow nosh spam barbecue Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and vide…
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This episode uncovers the linguistic roots behind words associated with pregnancy and childbirth. For some generations the word pregnant is considered taboo which is why phrases like 'with child' and 'in the family way' emerged. Discover how the placenta's name harks back to an ancient cake, and how the umbilical cord derives its name from the Lati…
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Episode 211: Jay & Ray do some old detective work. - Encore private dick sleuth hawkshaw narc Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and…
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In this episode, we delve into the meanings and etymology of names commencing with the letter 'B'. Unravel the intriguing connections as Barbara's roots intertwine with the word 'barbarian', and find out why Bridget is responsible for the term 'old biddy'. Despite their similar sound, Brendan and Brenda boast distinct etymological origins. Addition…
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Episode 210: Jay & Ray call each other by a few old nicknames. - Encore doofus buster chap lad Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, an…
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This episode delves into the origins of sports names, embarking on a journey that begins with the intertwined history of Football, Rugby and Soccer. Explore the linguistic roots behind the names of sports like Pickleball, Tennis and Golf. The equestrian sport of Polo, brought to England by tea planters returning from India, finds its origins in Per…
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Episode 209: Jay & Ray have idioms flying out their wazoo. teetotaller wazoo Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries…
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This episode delves into the intricate world of stereotypes, uncovering the historical evolution of names such as Karen, Keisha and Chad. Gain an understanding of the stereotypes associated with these names and explore their origins. Trace the linguistic journeys that introduced terms like prejudice, bias and stereotype into the English language. A…
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Episode 208: Jay & Ray party down with some old idioms. - Encore paint the town red hobnob play hooky wallflower Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the adv…
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This time we're exploring the language of fine dining. Unravel the linguistic origins behind terms such as "foie gras", where "gras" means fat and traces back to a Latin word which is also the root of the word "grease". Discover the etymology of words like "restaurant", "a la carte", "flambé", and "sous vide", and delve into the link between Michel…
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Episode 207: Jay & Ray eye up some old body idioms. - Encore foot in mouth mug on the tip of your tongue twist your arm Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for …
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This episode investigates the history of words associated with love and romance. Delve into the theory surrounding the inception of Valentine's Day and uncover the connection between the term 'darling' and the concept of being expensive. Explore the reason why red roses are linked to love, and unravel theories behind the term 'French kiss' for an i…
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Episode 206: Jay & Ray meet some friendly animal idioms. again. - Encore a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush don't count your chickens eat crow can of worms Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast…
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In this episode, we explore the intriguing correlation between people's names and their professions. Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter renowned for his speed, aptly carries the surname "Bolt". Weather presenters Amy Freeze and Sara Blizzard have last names that embody the essence of their forecasts, while the founder of a major financial company ap…
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Episode 205: Jay & Ray move to understand a few old phrases. - Encore badger grasping for straws get the ball rolling palm off Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production servic…
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This time we're looking at the etymological origins of business terms, from the Ancient Greek origins of the words monopoly and duopoly, to the words describing the leader of a business such as 'entrepreneur', 'founder', 'director' and 'boss'. This episode also strips back the word 'company' to the root Latin word for bread and explores the name an…
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Episode 204: Jay & Ray learn how to say some old idioms. - Encore gingerly barn burner hold a candle SNAFU Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertisi…
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This time, indulge in a delectable episode tracing the name roots of chocolate bars beloved in Britain and America. Discover the fascinating history behind these confectionery delights, learning when they first graced shelves. The Snickers is named after a Mars family horse and its former UK name has ties to a vegetable. This episode also delves in…
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Episode 203: Jay & Ray enjoy the scent of some fresh idioms. p.u. tit for tat Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industrie…
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This episode peels back the layers of criminal language, exposing the etymology behind words linked to true crime. Journey through the linguistic roots of terms like detective, suspect, forensic and motive. The word landscape of taking without permission is explored with words like loot, shoplifting, theft and burglary, as are words of mortality li…
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Episode 202: Jay & Ray kick off Season 5! piping hot bellwether Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a tast…
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Episode 201: Jay & Ray groove with a few 60s idioms, again. - Encore bummer flake split bogart Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, an…
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Episode 200: Jay & Ray ay & Ray take a whack at a few golf idioms - again. Encore. birdie bogey eagle mulligan Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the adver…
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Episode 199: Jay & Ray are on the wrong side of the law - again. Encore. on the lamb scott-free redhanded cut to the chase Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services f…
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This episode unwraps the enchanting origins and meanings of Christmassy names. Discover the history behind names like Holly, Noel, Carol and even Jesus. Rudolph may be a famous deer but his name translates to 'famous wolf'. Explore the connection between Nicholas and Santa Claus, and delve into the festive names of Ivy, Joseph, Gabriel and Mary, wh…
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Episode 198: Jay & Ray trip the light fantastic. skin in the game trip the light fantastic Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and vi…
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This episode ventures into the wintry realm, unravelling the origins of words that paint the chilly landscape of December, January and February, from the linguistic evolution of winter clothing like jumpers, or sweaters as they're better known in America, to the history of the beloved warming 'hot chocolate' and 'mulled wine' beverages. Also explor…
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Episode 197: Jay & Ray take a few new idioms to court. break the ice kangaroo court Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video ind…
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This episode takes a look at street names, starting with suffixes we use for streets such as road, avenue, crescent and the ubiquitous street itself. Interesting history is uncovered by exploring the name origins of famous London streets Downing Street, Oxford Street and Abbey Road, as well as Birmingham's Broad Street. Also explored are the etymol…
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Episode 196: Jay & Ray slice up some new food idioms. cheesy in a nutshell Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. …
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This episode exposes theories behind the origins of what we call pets. While 'cat' has its roots in the Old English 'catte' and 'dog' in 'docga,' the origins of 'guinea pig' and 'budgerigar' remain shrouded in mystery. Also explored are the meanings of the UK's favourite pet names including Luna, Milo, Lola, Bella and Simba, and a theory behind the…
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Episode 195: Jay & Ray hash out some new food idioms. sour grapes just desserts Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industr…
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Episode 194: Jay & Ray take a thunderous approach to new etymologies. steal your thunder why is Macbeth referred to as 'The Scottish Play?' Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post prod…
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Episode 193: Jay & Ray scuffle with a few old fighting words. - Encore beef screwed the pooch bone of contention donnybrook Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services …
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This episode reveals the name meanings and origins of given names beginning with A including Amy, Angela, Archibald and Adam. We delve into the Ancient Greek anēr which means man, and can be found in the name Andrew, and in the 'ander' of Alexander, and Achilles, Athena and Aphrodite, three iconic figures from Greek mythology that have left their m…
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Episode 192: Jay & Ray stitch up a few new idioms. know the ropes hell bent for leather Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video…
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This episode takes a look at the etymologies of dating lingo. From modern terms such as ghosting, orbiting and catfishing, to the rather old-fashion synonym for dating 'courting'. Find out the name meanings behind dating app names Tinder and Grindr, and when the word 'date' first picked up its meaning in relation to two people seeing each other rom…
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Episode 191: Jay & Ray iron out a few more clothing idioms. - Encore by the seat of your pants skivvies keep your shirt on thinking cap Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post producti…
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