Words with Max Cryer: Touch & Go, Stonkered and Fork

Weekend Variety Wireless 24/02/2018
Entertainment legend, national treasure and our weekly etymologist is back with another fascinating array of stories behind the words we use.

Why do we have a Prime Minister instead of a Premiere and when and why did we switch? Why is something a little precarious described as “touch and go” and is a fork called a fork because it has FOUR prongs?

The association between our word “stonkered” and the strange world of competitive marbles.

Ask Max anything about the wonderfully vast and strange English language here
and Graeme will pass it on... Max will get his nose into the books and come up with an answer if there is one.
Listen to the full audio with Max Cryer above.
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