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Examining the origins of American slang words and phrases.
Premiered: April 14, 2013
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In this episode, we look at the ways that American English has been transformed by American presidents, by the language of sex and romance, by good and bad manners.
In this episode, we look at the ways that American English has been transformed by the Vikings, the Cold War, computers, music, gambling, and the different meaning we give to the colors of the rainbow.
In this episode, we look at words from the worlds of the military, police, aviation, and baseball. Ever wonder why a "last ditch effort" rarely involves digging an actual ditch? Or why a temporary worker is hired as a "freelancer"?
In this episode we look at how entertainment from circuses and vaudeville to plays and movies, influenced the common words and phrases we say every day. How did bad actors give us the word "explode," .
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- Premiered: April 14, 2013
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Examining the origins of American slang words and phrases.
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