73 episodes

A Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) talking about the words in the English language that fascinate them most at the moment, looking at their histories and origins and trying to piece together just how they got to where they are today.

This is a podcast for anyone interested in etymology (the study of words and their origins/history). If you've ever found yourself happier after discovering some bizarre bit of trivia about a word that you hadn't even given a second thought to (such as how the word 'trivia' relates to its Latin components meaning "three roads"), this might just be the podcast for you.

Lexitecture Ryan Paulsen and Amy Hanlon

    • Language Learning
    • 4.8, 10 Ratings

A Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) talking about the words in the English language that fascinate them most at the moment, looking at their histories and origins and trying to piece together just how they got to where they are today.

This is a podcast for anyone interested in etymology (the study of words and their origins/history). If you've ever found yourself happier after discovering some bizarre bit of trivia about a word that you hadn't even given a second thought to (such as how the word 'trivia' relates to its Latin components meaning "three roads"), this might just be the podcast for you.

    Episode 71: ********* (Redacted)

    Episode 71: ********* (Redacted)

    In this episode, all of an Amy-less podcast's word-nerdery is "redact" into Ryan.

    Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each (normal) episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or language trivia, this may be the show for you!

    http://www.patreon.com/lexitecture

    • 14 min
    Episode 70: Cleave (to the) Future

    Episode 70: Cleave (to the) Future

    In this episode, Amy looks forward to "future" and Ryan splits and sticks with "cleave".

    Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or language trivia, this may be the show for you!

    http://www.patreon.com/lexitecture

    • 49 min
    Episode 69: Solo

    Episode 69: Solo

    In this episode, Amy is all by her onesy, exploring "solo".

    Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each (normal) episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or language trivia, this may be the show for you!

    http://www.patreon.com/lexitecture

    • 18 min
    Episode 68: Utter Breath

    Episode 68: Utter Breath

    In this episode, Amy smells "breath" and Ryan explores the outer limits with "utter".

    Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or language trivia, this may be the show for you!

    http://www.patreon.com/lexitecture

    • 43 min
    Episode 67: Weird Innuendo

    Episode 67: Weird Innuendo

    In this episode, Amy nods at "innuendo" and Ryan tempts fate with "weird".

    Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or language trivia, this may be the show for you!

    http://www.patreon.com/lexitecture

    • 28 min
    Episode 66: Crazy Sleep

    Episode 66: Crazy Sleep

    In this episode, Amy goes limp with "sleep" and Ryan breaks into pieces with "crazy".

    Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or language trivia, this may be the show for you!

    http://www.patreon.com/lexitecture

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

AvenSarah ,

Charming and informative

Lovely conversational but focussed meanderings through two often surprisingly interesting etymologies every episode. Well-researched but not over-produced.

GinaJohnson ,

In-depth History Great Value

Sharing real life stories that tie into a thorough history of words. The hosts work beautifully together and deliver huge value in educating you on not only the meaning, also the use of words.

Zain.tv ,

A Canadian and A Scot Walk Into A Bar

A funny and an informative take on the origins of TWO words...which in a cute manner combined to make the title of the episode I listened to (FANNY SNOB). Not only was it informative, it got me thinking how I feel about the 'mouth feel' of words, and I'm glad to konw I'm not the only one ponders over such things.

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