Words with Max Cryer: Durries, swinging cats

Weekend Variety Wireless 15/07/2018
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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.

This week Max gives us a look at why cigarettes are sometimes called 'durries'. 

He also takes a gander at the origin of upper and lower case, and why do we say 'no room to swing a cat'?

Interested for next week? Ask Max a question here.

Listen to the full interview with Max Cryer above.

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