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A weekly look at the history and origins of some of the wonderful words and phrases we use everyday - without knowing why.

Audio Books written & narrated by Albert Jack here - https://albertjack.co.uk/

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    • History

A weekly look at the history and origins of some of the wonderful words and phrases we use everyday - without knowing why.

Audio Books written & narrated by Albert Jack here - https://albertjack.co.uk/

    Idioms and Phrases with Military Origins (2)

    Idioms and Phrases with Military Origins (2)

    Albert Jack's Wonderful Words and Idioms exploring the military origins of the English language and investigating why we say things such as Spiking your Guns, Go tell it to the Marines, Running the Gauntlet, A Flash in the Pan and a Feather in Your Cap

    Plus many more.......

    Audio Books written & narrated by Albert Jack here - https://albertjack.co.uk/

    • 10 min
    Idioms and Phrases with Military Origins (1)

    Idioms and Phrases with Military Origins (1)

    Albert Jack's Wonderful Words and Idioms exploring the military origins of the English language and investigating why we say things such as Bought the Farm, Basket Case and The Balloon has Gone Up.

    Or why somebody has Gone Doolally or is a Diehard Supporter and who is Dressing Up to the Nines tonight.

    Plus many more.......

    Audio Books written & narrated by Albert Jack here - https://albertjack.co.uk/

    • 8 min
    Idioms and Phrases with Naval Origins (2)

    Idioms and Phrases with Naval Origins (2)

    Albert Jack's Wonderful Words and Idioms exploring the naval origins of the English language and investigating why we say things such as Caught Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, It was Touch and Go for a While, Left High and Dry, Scraping the Barrel, You Scratch my Back and I'll Scratch Yours, As the Crow Flies and many more....

    Audio Books written & narrated by Albert Jack here - https://albertjack.co.uk/

    • 7 min
    Idioms and Phrases with Naval Origins (1)

    Idioms and Phrases with Naval Origins (1)

    Hello and welcome to this brand new podcast channel called Wonderful Words and Phrases with me Albert Jack.

    Over the next few months we are going to be delving into the deep and rich history of the English language on a journey of discovery.

    A quest to find out why we use expression such as to turn a BLIND EYE when we should be ignoring something or why MONEY FOR OLD ROPE is always a good thing.

    All the information can be found in my three best selling books Red Herrings and White Elephants, Shaggy Dogs and It's a Wonderful Word.

    These three books are packed with idioms, phrases and expressions we all say everyday where the words we use mean nothing in the context of a conversation.

    But, if we have grown up as native English speakers we all know exactly what it means.

    Audio Books written & narrated by Albert Jack here - https://albertjack.co.uk/

    • 6 min

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