Words with Max Cryer: Cops, mull & red carpet

Weekend Variety Wireless 09/09/2018
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Living legend Max Cryer joins RadioLIVE's Graeme Hill to explore the wonders and weirdness of the English language.

Why are cops called cops? Is a country mile actually longer than an urban one?

Hear the fascinating story of why a red carpet is now almost universally associated with celebrity walk-ons to big events.

Have you ever mulled without using the word “over” after it? What does it really mean “to mull”?

On top of all this stuff, Max recalls a night at the Grammys.

He was sitting next to Paul McCartney when Aretha Franklin came on stage and experienced a bit of a stage malfunction.

Ask Max a question about words and the English language and he’ll get his nose into the books.

Listen to the full interview with Max Cryer above.

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