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We create short podcasts that go into the depths of how weird words, slang and expressions are!

Latest Episodes

12 - Ew, WW1 Cooties!

This episode is our first WW1 special, we go into the history of cooties, basket case, booby trap and over the top. Taylor and Sam dig deep into the trenches of other gross words like "trench foot." Heads up, some mild adult language is mentioned the last 5 minutes. References: https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/56500.htmlhttp://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2015/11/06/where_did_the_word_cooties_come_from.htmlhttps://www.phrases.org.uk%2Fmeanings%2Fover-the-top.htmlhttps://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/71000.html

19 MIN2017 OCT 24
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12 - Ew, WW1 Cooties!

11 - Jam-packed

Sam and Taylor sit down to discuss the origins of traffic jam, jam sessions, Pajamas and other random jam-isms. Also learn what onamonapias are!References:http://www.word-detective.com/2011/09/jam/ http://fashion-history.lovetoknow.com/clothing-types-styles/origins-pajamas

14 MIN2017 OCT 3
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11 - Jam-packed

10 - Pirate Sayings That ARRRn't Real

What are the 11 parts to the Pirate code? Taylor and Sam also discuss whether "shiver me timbers", "scallywag" and "walk the plank" were actually used by pirates. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcast/References: http://www.historyextra.com/qa/pirate-history-origin-meaning-shiver-me%20timbers-why-sayhttp://www.word-detective.com/2010/03/scallywag/http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/walk-the-plank.htmlhttp://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/08/pirates-rarely-made-people-walk-the-plank/https://ore.exeter.ac.uk/repository/bitstream/handle/10871/14872/FoxE.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

16 MIN2017 SEP 12
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10 - Pirate Sayings That ARRRn't Real

9 - An Insulting Episode

This week we get into some friendly insults with not very friendly origins. Featured word this show are Smart Alec, Nimrod and Dunce! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcastReferences:http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2017/01/origin-word-dunce/http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/13/messages/1497.htmlhttps://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nimrodhttps://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=nimrod&qs_version=GNV

17 MIN2017 SEP 2
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9 - An Insulting Episode

8 - Them Bones

Did you know Leonardo da Vinci was very likely a grave robber? This week we discuss the "funny bone", "bone To pick", and "skeletons in the closet". Patreon: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcastReferences: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/skeleton-in-the-closet.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_snatchinghttp://www.word-detective.com/2012/01/funny-bonehttp://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/30/messages/2181.htmlhttps://www.reddit.com/r/etymology/comments/3cg1b9/origin_of_the_phrase_bone_to_pick/

14 MIN2017 AUG 26
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8 - Them Bones

7 - Birdisode

Did you know the canary bird is named from the Island of the Dogs? Sam & Taylor also discover of the myth of where a crow's nest is originated and find kinder alternatives to killing two birds with one stone. Leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/word-jazz/id1260284837?mt=2References: Allen's Dictionary of English Phraseshttp://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-ast1.htmhttps://www.qlanguage.com.hk/kill-two-birds-with-one-stone/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wordjazzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/

13 MIN2017 AUG 18
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7 - Birdisode

6 - The Blues

The Word Jazz crew talks our first color-related episode. Included in this episode is "caught red handed", "green with envy", and the Blues! References:http://mentalfloss.com/article/33503/where-did-phrase-caught-red-handed-come"Who Put the Butter in Butterfly" by David Feldmanhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/debra-devi/blues-music-history_b_2399330.htmlWebsite: wordjazzpodcast.comPatreon: patreon.com/wordjazzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcastMusic: https://animalmidnight.bandcamp.com/

10 MIN2017 AUG 7
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6 - The Blues

5 - CAKE (not the band)

Etymology gets racist this episode. It's all about cake-related phrases: "Cakewalk", "Piece of Cake" and "You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat it Too". Plus the Unabomber!Sources: http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/blogs/cake-walk-the-strange-origin-of-an-unwittingly-prejudiced-term.htmhttp://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/piece-of-cake.html http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/magazine/20FOB-onlanguage-t.htmlOther links:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcastIntro Music: https://animalmidnight.bandcamp.com/

22 MIN2017 JUL 31
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5 - CAKE (not the band)

4 - Cat Expressions Part 2

Part 2 of 2. Things get even more gruesome as we talk about cat corpse related phrases such as "skinning a dead cat." Other phrases include raining cats and dogs, and curiosity killed the cat!Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wordjazzDonorbox: https://donorbox.org/support-word-jazziTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/2-the-birds-and-the-bees-knees/id1260284837?i=1000390041611&mt=2Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/References: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/curiosity-killed-the-cat.htmlhttp://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-mor1.htmhttp://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-rai1.htmhttp://www.encyclopedia.com/philosophy-and-religion/ancient-religions/ancient-religion/odin

15 MIN2017 JUL 27
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4 - Cat Expressions Part 2

3 - Cat Expressions Part 1

Part 1 of 2! Taylor and Sam talk about eating tongues and get confused by directions. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/2-the-birds-and-the-bees-knees/id1260284837?i=1000390041611&mt=2Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/References:http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=catcallhttp://www.innovateus.net/innopedia/what-origin-cat-callhttp://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/04/origins-kitty-corner-catawampus-cat-words/https://www.petcentric.com/03-04-2014/cat-got-your-tongue-where-in-the-world-did-this-phrase-come-from/

14 MIN2017 JUL 26
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3 - Cat Expressions Part 1

Latest Episodes

12 - Ew, WW1 Cooties!

This episode is our first WW1 special, we go into the history of cooties, basket case, booby trap and over the top. Taylor and Sam dig deep into the trenches of other gross words like "trench foot." Heads up, some mild adult language is mentioned the last 5 minutes. References: https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/56500.htmlhttp://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2015/11/06/where_did_the_word_cooties_come_from.htmlhttps://www.phrases.org.uk%2Fmeanings%2Fover-the-top.htmlhttps://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/71000.html

19 MIN2017 OCT 24
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12 - Ew, WW1 Cooties!

11 - Jam-packed

Sam and Taylor sit down to discuss the origins of traffic jam, jam sessions, Pajamas and other random jam-isms. Also learn what onamonapias are!References:http://www.word-detective.com/2011/09/jam/ http://fashion-history.lovetoknow.com/clothing-types-styles/origins-pajamas

14 MIN2017 OCT 3
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11 - Jam-packed

10 - Pirate Sayings That ARRRn't Real

What are the 11 parts to the Pirate code? Taylor and Sam also discuss whether "shiver me timbers", "scallywag" and "walk the plank" were actually used by pirates. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcast/References: http://www.historyextra.com/qa/pirate-history-origin-meaning-shiver-me%20timbers-why-sayhttp://www.word-detective.com/2010/03/scallywag/http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/walk-the-plank.htmlhttp://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/08/pirates-rarely-made-people-walk-the-plank/https://ore.exeter.ac.uk/repository/bitstream/handle/10871/14872/FoxE.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

16 MIN2017 SEP 12
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10 - Pirate Sayings That ARRRn't Real

9 - An Insulting Episode

This week we get into some friendly insults with not very friendly origins. Featured word this show are Smart Alec, Nimrod and Dunce! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcastReferences:http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2017/01/origin-word-dunce/http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/13/messages/1497.htmlhttps://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nimrodhttps://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=nimrod&qs_version=GNV

17 MIN2017 SEP 2
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9 - An Insulting Episode

8 - Them Bones

Did you know Leonardo da Vinci was very likely a grave robber? This week we discuss the "funny bone", "bone To pick", and "skeletons in the closet". Patreon: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcastReferences: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/skeleton-in-the-closet.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_snatchinghttp://www.word-detective.com/2012/01/funny-bonehttp://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/30/messages/2181.htmlhttps://www.reddit.com/r/etymology/comments/3cg1b9/origin_of_the_phrase_bone_to_pick/

14 MIN2017 AUG 26
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8 - Them Bones

7 - Birdisode

Did you know the canary bird is named from the Island of the Dogs? Sam & Taylor also discover of the myth of where a crow's nest is originated and find kinder alternatives to killing two birds with one stone. Leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/word-jazz/id1260284837?mt=2References: Allen's Dictionary of English Phraseshttp://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-ast1.htmhttps://www.qlanguage.com.hk/kill-two-birds-with-one-stone/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wordjazzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/

13 MIN2017 AUG 18
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7 - Birdisode

6 - The Blues

The Word Jazz crew talks our first color-related episode. Included in this episode is "caught red handed", "green with envy", and the Blues! References:http://mentalfloss.com/article/33503/where-did-phrase-caught-red-handed-come"Who Put the Butter in Butterfly" by David Feldmanhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/debra-devi/blues-music-history_b_2399330.htmlWebsite: wordjazzpodcast.comPatreon: patreon.com/wordjazzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcastMusic: https://animalmidnight.bandcamp.com/

10 MIN2017 AUG 7
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6 - The Blues

5 - CAKE (not the band)

Etymology gets racist this episode. It's all about cake-related phrases: "Cakewalk", "Piece of Cake" and "You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat it Too". Plus the Unabomber!Sources: http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/blogs/cake-walk-the-strange-origin-of-an-unwittingly-prejudiced-term.htmhttp://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/piece-of-cake.html http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/magazine/20FOB-onlanguage-t.htmlOther links:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcastIntro Music: https://animalmidnight.bandcamp.com/

22 MIN2017 JUL 31
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5 - CAKE (not the band)

4 - Cat Expressions Part 2

Part 2 of 2. Things get even more gruesome as we talk about cat corpse related phrases such as "skinning a dead cat." Other phrases include raining cats and dogs, and curiosity killed the cat!Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wordjazzDonorbox: https://donorbox.org/support-word-jazziTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/2-the-birds-and-the-bees-knees/id1260284837?i=1000390041611&mt=2Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/References: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/curiosity-killed-the-cat.htmlhttp://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-mor1.htmhttp://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-rai1.htmhttp://www.encyclopedia.com/philosophy-and-religion/ancient-religions/ancient-religion/odin

15 MIN2017 JUL 27
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4 - Cat Expressions Part 2

3 - Cat Expressions Part 1

Part 1 of 2! Taylor and Sam talk about eating tongues and get confused by directions. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/2-the-birds-and-the-bees-knees/id1260284837?i=1000390041611&mt=2Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordjazz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wordjazzpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/word_jazz/References:http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=catcallhttp://www.innovateus.net/innopedia/what-origin-cat-callhttp://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/04/origins-kitty-corner-catawampus-cat-words/https://www.petcentric.com/03-04-2014/cat-got-your-tongue-where-in-the-world-did-this-phrase-come-from/

14 MIN2017 JUL 26
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3 - Cat Expressions Part 1