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!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Episode 66: Blood Idioms - Halloween 2019


Hematophobes might want to sit this one out. Shauna and Dan delve into several idioms with the word, "blood" in them. Some you'll know, like "Blood on your hands" and "To taste blood". Some you might not know, like the hunting term "In blood" or the fighting term, "To the blood". They even test the waters on a common origin story of "Blood is thicker than water". Check out our Halloween Special for 2019!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Episode 65: Thick As Thieves



Have you ever heard the phrase thick as inkle-weavers? Yeah, us either. But it turns out to be the basis for a phrase you probably HAVE heard, so join us as Shauna inkle-weaves this fascinating tale! #BunnyTrails

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Episode 64: Steal My Thunder



This week Shauna and Dan take a close look at the phrase 'Steal My Thunder'. Shauna waxes poetic at the intersection of literature and science, while Dan sings and recounts his knowledge of Texas Wars of the 1800s.