Words with Max Cryer: July, dog house

Weekend Variety Wireless 08/07/2018
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Max Cryer is a New Zealand living treasure in both entertainment and etymological spheres.

He joins Graeme Hill to banter over the origin of words and their meaning.

Why is July, July? Plus, why do we (sometimes) say we dig something when we like it?

Or as Graeme says… “I dig it, Daddio”.

Also, Mr Cryer and Graeme banter over a few metonyms broken down, why ‘yak’ means ‘chat, and why someone in disgrace is ‘in the dog house’.

Interested for next week? Ask Max a question here.

Listen to the full interview with Max Cryer above.

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