8 episodes

A humorous dive into the origin of some common and not-so-common everyday phrases. We won't rest until we can account for all 40 winks!

The Language Lie Ingrid Powell

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

A humorous dive into the origin of some common and not-so-common everyday phrases. We won't rest until we can account for all 40 winks!

    Episode 8: As the Crow Flies

    Episode 8: As the Crow Flies

    Join Casey and Ingrid as they discuss an idiom "for the birds."

    • 25 min
    Episode 7: Break A Leg

    Episode 7: Break A Leg

    Join Casey and Ingrid as they discuss the favorite idiom of every thespian, Break A Leg!

    • 28 min
    Episode 6: Green With Envy

    Episode 6: Green With Envy

    Join Casey and Ingrid as they discuss the "Death Becomes Her" of idioms, Green With Envy.

    • 32 min
    Episode 5: Butter Someone Up

    Episode 5: Butter Someone Up

    On this episode, Ingrid and guest host Ben explore one of Ingrid's favorite subjects: butter.

    • 25 min
    Episode 4: Hell in a Handbasket

    Episode 4: Hell in a Handbasket

    Welcome back to The Language Lie! On this episode, Ingrid and guest host Ben explore an idiom for the times, "to hell in a handbasket."

    • 31 min
    Episode 3: At Sixes and Sevens

    Episode 3: At Sixes and Sevens

    In this episode, also affectionately known as just '6s and 7s,' join Casey and Ingrid as they take a peek at the origins of the lesser known idiom "at sixes and sevens."

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Sotuyo ,

A Real Treat For Language Nerds!

I enjoy the light hearted banter between the two hosts. Always filled with interesting facts. Can’t recommend highly enough.

SparklingPotato ,

Light hearted journey of common phrases

I love that the hosts allow us to wander though the discovery of the roots and possible meanings of common phrases and idioms that we hear but probably don’t give much thought to. Even if you think you know where it came from -you might rethink that phrase you thought you knew

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