Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Episode 117: A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing


From Aesop’s Fables to the Bible, Shauna and Dan look at how A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing made it into English and how we still use it today. Along the way, we learn Dan believes in aliens, mostly cause as Shauna says, "Space: There’s a lot of it." Bonus: Dan mixes up baby bears and baby wolves for no apparent reason.

Episode 117: A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing Show Notes

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Episode 116: Calling Dibs and other Chicago Phrases


Shauna and Dan return from Chicago armed with numerous parts of what newspaperman Mike Ryoko called "Chicagoese". We take a good look at the origins of Calling Dibs before doing snippets of other words and phrases like Ferris Wheel, Jinx, Pipe Dream, and more. Bonus: Dan wishes he knew I-290 was gonna be called the Eisenhower. It would have saved him so many headaches. More bonuses: Italian Beef, Hot Dogs, and Gluten-Free Donuts. 

Episode 116: Calling Dibs and Other Chicago Phrases Show Notes

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Episode 115: Change Your Tune


Shauna and Dan take a stand! Okay, not really. But they do explore the origins and history surrounding the phrase "Change Your Tune", which starts with CHANGE relating to behaviors since the 1300s! Bonus - An 1894 newspaper out of Arizona might have the coolest name ever. #BunnyTrails

Episode 115: Change Your Tune Show Notes

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