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Bunny Trails: A Word History Podcast

Sep 28, 2022

This week the goose is cooked. Well, Shauna and Dan make the case that because geese were so popular during a particular time of year that many people cooked them. And that's why we call piloerection "goosebumps" and not "duckbumps" or "pigeonbumps", at least in English. But before goosebumps, we called it a few other...


Sep 21, 2022

This week Shauna and Dan dodge traffic as they explore the phrase, Under the Bus. Even though it is a relatively recent addition to the English language, there are plenty of examples to use! Plus Shauna explains to Dan TicTok jargon, then she fawns over the smell of books. 

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Sep 7, 2022

This week, Shauna and Dan look at the phrase Keep an Eye On, along with its variants throughout the years - most of which are still frequently used today. Bonus: Diana Ross, French dark comedies, and tandem surfing. #BunnyTrails

 

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Aug 31, 2022

Join Shauna and Dan as they dive deep into this Latin phrase. Did Caesar really come up with this one? Why is it three neat words in Latin, but twice that in English? Who is better, Nas or Lil Nas X? All that and more on this week's #BunnyTrails

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Aug 24, 2022

This week Shauna and Dan start with the Old English definition of clouds and work their way through gods, science, and a mansplainy Italian to tell the story of "Head in the Clouds". 

Bonus: An English sheep-shearing de facto dad. Plus Star Trek vs Star Wars. #BunnyTrails

 

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