Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Episode 71: Head Over Heels

Did Davy Crockett coin the term "Head Over Heels in Love"? No.

Does the phrase, "Head Over Heels" have something to do with our head being slightly forward of our heels, despite it being higher? Most likely not.

So where does this phrase come from? Well... buckle up for a fun journey through a variety of ways this idiom was used before we landed on the way we use it today.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Episode 70: Take It With A Grain of Salt

This week, Shauna presents some theories and asks you to take them with a grain of salt. Dan knows too much about Pliny the Elder, but not enough about almost anyone else of the time frame. Along the way we talk cooking strategies, American arrogance, and Latin.  #BunnyTrails

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Episode 69: Six Nines

Minds out of the gutter people. This completely safe for work episode talks about six of our favorite phrases with the word "nine" in them. Did "Dressed to the Nines" really start with a military unit? Is "Nine Days Wonder" the predecessor to 15 minutes of fame? Do cats and wives both have "Nine Lives"? Find out on this week's #BunnyTrails!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Episode 68: Lost For Words

Is the phrase "Loss for words" or "Lost for words"? Turns out it's not that simple. We put the more popular of the two in the title, but that doesn't necessarily give it the edge. Plus, Shauna again shares her love of the Urban Dictionary while Dan explains why he prefers a certain pronunciation of 'penDANtic'. Join us for another fun week of #BunnyTrails!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Episode 67: Turn Over A New Leaf

This week Shauna and Dan watch the changing of the leaves and ponder the origins of this phrase. Which word is more important to the phrase, turn or leaf? Learn the history of both, plus listen to Dan struggle to say Walter Matthau's name. What does Walter Matthau have to do with this idiom? Find out now!