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America's Secret Slang

Examining the origins of American slang words and phrases.

Premiered: April 14, 2013

Rating: TV-PG

User Rating:4.81 out of 5 (21 ratings)

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Thu Apr 30 7:00am
Hail to the Chief(Season 2, Episode 8) HIST

Words and phrases inspired by U.S. presidents, romance and manners are examined.

Thu Apr 30 8:00am
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Words and phrases inspired by the Vikings, the Cold War, music and gambling are examined.

Thu Apr 30 9:00am
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Words and phrases inspired by booze and forms of transportation are examined.

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  • Premiered: April 14, 2013
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • User Rating:4.81 out of 5 (21 ratings)
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