Words with Max Cryer: Wedding March & gaslighting

Weekend Variety Wireless 13/05/2018
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Why is the English language shaped the way it is?

Max Cryer is a New Zealand living treasure in both entertainment and etymological spheres. He joins Graeme Hill to banter over gaslighting and explains the Bridal March.

The word of the week is ‘Wedding March’, Mr Cryer explains the melody is supposed to play after the marriage ceremony rather than as the bride walks down the aisle.

Also, what is the history and origins of the words ‘crud’, ‘gaslighting’ and Pollyanna?

  • Ask Max a question about the English language here.

Listen to the full interview with Max Cryer above.

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