Words with Max Cryer: Happy as Larry, prostitution

Weekend Variety Wireless 27/05/2018
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Max Cryer is a New Zealand living treasure in both entertainment and etymological spheres.

This week Max gets his nose into the books joining Graeme Hill to talk royal expression, prostitution and the expression - happy as Larry.

In light of last week’s royal wedding, Max Cryer explains the title ‘Duke of Sussex’.

The title died in 1843; however Queen Elizabeth II has revived it as a wedding gift for Prince Harry.

Happy as Larry refers to Larry Foley, an Australian boxer. Max uncovers why New Zealand can claim the saying.

And why is prostitution described as the world’s oldest profession and who said it first?

Listen to the full interview with Max Cryer above.

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