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
Join Casey and Ingrid as they discuss an idiom "for the birds."
Episode 7: Break A Leg
Join Casey and Ingrid as they discuss the favorite idiom of every thespian, Break A Leg!
Episode 6: Green With Envy
Join Casey and Ingrid as they discuss the "Death Becomes Her" of idioms, Green With Envy.
Episode 5: Butter Someone Up
On this episode, Ingrid and guest host Ben explore one of Ingrid's favorite subjects: butter.
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."
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."
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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.
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