The origin of the word ‘silhouette’ is not entirely clear. But it is linked to France, war, and art. Listen to find out more.
There is hope! A vaccine for Covid-19 is in sight! In this episode, we look at the strange and unusual origin of the word ‘vaccine’.
Lockdowns and Covid have affected people all over the world. Listen to this episode to find out the origin and meanings of these two words that will probably come to define the year 2020.
When I moved to Brazil, I had to learn Portuguese. And fast. This strategy, which I called Lexical Scraps, was the single best thing I did to help learn new vocabulary.
The word ‘guy’ is commonly used, but also very controversial. The origin of this small word is even more controversial and its impact on modern culture lies all around us. Listen to find out more about this fascinating word.
There are 5 key ingredients in a great gin and tonic. This episode tells the stories behind the words of those ingredients.