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By Ryan Paulsen and Amy Hanlon

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A Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) talking about the words in the English language that fascinate them most at the moment, looking at their histories and origins and trying to piece together just how they got to where they are today. This is a podcast for anyone interested in etymology (the study of words and their origins/history). If you've ever found yourself happier after discovering some bizarre bit of trivia about a word that you hadn't even given a second thought to (such as how the word 'trivia' relates to its Latin components meaning "three roads"), this might just be the podcast for you.

Customer Reviews

Word trivia galore

If you enjoy learning random facts about random words, this is the show for you!

Charming and informative

Lovely conversational but focussed meanderings through two often surprisingly interesting etymologies every episode. Well-researched but not over-produced.

A Canadian and A Scot Walk Into A Bar

A funny and an informative take on the origins of TWO words...which in a cute manner combined to make the title of the episode I listened to (FANNY SNOB). Not only was it informative, it got me thinking how I feel about the 'mouth feel' of words, and I'm glad to konw I'm not the only one ponders over such things.

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