Words with Max Cryer

Weekend Variety Wireless 17/02/2018

Graeme is joined by Max Cryer to discuss the word origins of Holiday, Cocktails, and Ostler. Also, why don’t we say the “C” in Indict?

Mr Cryer says the term holiday comes up a lot in January and February in New Zealand and has been around for 800 years.

The official terminology is a day set aside by the law when normal duties are set aside and individuals are allowed to celebrate an event. 

Why don’t we say the “C” in Indict? There are about 20 words in English with a silent "C".

Also, how did the cocktail get its name? Feeling “seedy”... and what is an ostler?

Listen to the full audio with Max Cryer above.

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