Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Episode 96: Under the Weather


Shauna and Dan are full of joy and whimsy as they tackle a gloomy phrase in Under the Weather. Maybe it means you are sick or maybe it means you are drunk. Or in some rare cases maybe you are having some financial difficulties. But the biggest question of all... does this really have nautical origins? And if so... why do we first see it in print from a Texas Revolutionary? We have some, but not all, the answers on this week's #BunnyTrails!


  1. I am currently reaching Treasure Island with my middle grandchild and my husband. As we were reviewing the first three sections on Sunday, we began to realize just how many pirate sayings were first written by Robert Louis Stevenson. After listening to this episode, I am even more intrigued by the origin of similar nautical idioms and phrases. I had always thought that authors like Stevenson drew those words from history or experience. Now it occurs to me that much of what we know as common figures of speech may have first been the product of creative writing.

  2. Bunny Trails PodcastJanuary 27, 2021 at 7:48 AM

    You are correct! So many things we think we "know" about Pirates are the product of Stevenson's creative writing.