Words with Max Cryer

Weekend Variety Wireless 03/02/2018

Graeme talks with Max Cryer for Words of the week... Regatta, Donkeys Years, Shampoo and a chat about erasers - have a listen!

Regatta - what is the origin of this word? And it's similar to the Italian word for cats... how does this relate?

Yet more questions about Donkeys Years... Donkeys ears or Donkey's years?! Quite a confusing chat.

Why is "Donkeys Years" a saying? Is it the same as "Yonks"?

Also, is an eraser called a rubber because it’s made of rubber or is it because you rub things out with it?

Is Shampoo two different words stuck together?

Listen to the full audio with Max Cryer above.

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