Listen to some great stories about some of the words associated with the Olympics.
It’s the meal everyone thinks of when they think of British cooking. In this episode, we look at the origins of the phrase ‘fish and chips’.
The Romans had a drink called ‘aqua vitae’ or the water of life. Listen to find out how this drink survives and influences the names of other drinks around the world.
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’.
There are 5 key ingredients in a great gin and tonic. This episode tells the stories behind the words of those ingredients.
The surprising origin of the word ‘chauvinist’, what it means today, and how it has changed over time.