Words with Max Cryer: The Royal Wedding Special

Weekend Variety Wireless 20/05/2018
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Max Cryer is a New Zealand living treasure in both entertainment and etymological spheres. He joins Graeme Hill for a Royal Wedding special… but do they really care?

The words this week are associated with royalty.

The word ‘Royal’ descends from ancient pre-European origins. Max explains how the word came about.

They also discuss the origin of the words Bride, Wedding, Duke and Duchess.

Max has attended a royal wedding at Westminster Abbey. He tells Graeme Hill what it is really like to go to one and sit behind a large hat.

Ask Max a question about the English language here.

Listen to the full interview with Max Cryer above.

Weekend Variety Wireless with Graeme Hill, 8pm - midnight Saturdays and Sundays, on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the Rova app on Android and iPhone.