5 episodes

Why do we say this? Why do we do that? Each week will focus on a few idioms, superstitions, sayings, customs, habits, phrases and other things that we all do, but may not know why.

Why This? & Why That‪?‬ Robert Victor

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Why do we say this? Why do we do that? Each week will focus on a few idioms, superstitions, sayings, customs, habits, phrases and other things that we all do, but may not know why.

    Episode 005 - Christmas Traditions

    Episode 005 - Christmas Traditions

    Christmas Traditions: The Christmas Tree, Gift Giving, Mistletoe, Wreaths and Christmas Stockings. Plus, "Close bot no cigar", and "A little bird told me."

    • 13 min
    Episode 004 - Geology

    Episode 004 - Geology

    The Whys about Earthquakes, Sink Holes, Quicksand, Geysers, Hot Springs, Volcanos and Landslides. Plus, more origins of everyday sayings and idioms.

    • 12 min
    Episode 003 - Superstitions (Good Ones)

    Episode 003 - Superstitions (Good Ones)

    Good Superstitions: Knocking on Wood, Bigger Part of the Wishbone (and how to get it), Ladybugs, Throwing Salt Over Your Shoulder, and Lucky Pennies. Plus More Origins of Common Sayings.

    • 8 min
    Episode 002 - Superstitions (Bad Ones)

    Episode 002 - Superstitions (Bad Ones)

    Bad Superstitions: Friday the 13th, Walking Under a Ladder, Breaking a Mirror, Opening Umbrellas Insoors and Black Cats. Plus, the origins of some more sayings and idioms.

    • 11 min
    Episode 001 - Salutations (Hello, goodbye, etc.)

    Episode 001 - Salutations (Hello, goodbye, etc.)

    Our First Episode of Why This & Why That. Why do we say "Hello" when answering the phone? Why do we say "Goodbye" when ending a conversation? Why do we start letters with "Dear ..."? and Why to we end them with "Yours Truly"? Plus, the origins of a few Sayings.

    • 6 min

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