Wednesday, May 12, 2021

RETRO Episode 79: Why did we name it COVID-19?

 

Originally aired March 12, 2020

If you are looking for a lighter take on the global pandemic, you've come to the right place. Have you ever wondered how they come up with the names of new diseases? This week on Bunny Trails we'll walk you through the Word History of "coronavirus", as well as the process for naming the viruses and the diseases. We'll talk about who names them, how they name them, and why they name them as they do. BONUS: The best COVID-19 memes!




RETRO Episode 79: Why did we name it COVID-19? Show Notes

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Episode 109: Dead of Night

 


Shauna and Dan look at the origins of the phrase "Dead of Night". Along the way, we learn a little about the word 'dead' and a few complimentary phrases like "in the gloom of night" (US Postal Service, anyone?) Plus your hosts argue about whether or not Tolkien's work is old. What do YOU think?




Episode 109: Dead of Night Show notes

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Episode 108: Keep Your Eye on the Ball

 


It's a sports spectacular as Shauna and Dan both sports really hard. Or at least talk about sportsing hard. So hard. They "Keep Their Eye on the Ball" as they talk baseball, cricket, golf, and even rugby to find the origins of this wonderful phrase. #BunnyTrails




Episode 108: Keep Your Eye on the Ball Show Notes

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