Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Episode 78: Heads Will Roll

Heads will roll is often used to declare someone will be punished, but not with a literal decapitation. But it's predecessors origins - and our phrases re-popularization - are rooted in far more literal realms. This week's show features blood-lusting Kings, murderous Queens, tyrannical dictators, with surprise appearances by William Shakespear, Lewis Carroll, and Beetlejuice.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Episode 77: Ugly Duckling

Shauna and Dan break down "Ugly" and "Duckling" to find the source of this fairy tale phrase. Shauna struggles with a word but finds she can sing it just fine. Dan makes bad jokes. Despite the mean sounding phrase, it's a heartwarming coming of age tale on this week's #BunnyTrails!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

RETRO Episode 35: Valentine's Day Idioms

This week is a look back to February 2019 where Shauna and Dan explore a brief history of Valentine's Day and the phrases Match Made in Heaven, Love Is Blind, All's Fair in Love and War, and Love at First Sight. #BunnyTrails

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Episode 76: A Little Birdie Told Me

A Little Birdie told us this phrase originated with the King James Bible. A quick search shows us the King James version of the Bible isn't even the first version to use the concepts, though none of them use the exact phrase. So join us to see just how this phrase did get its start, and what we were saying before that Little Birdie brought us the news. #BunnyTrails

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