Words with Max Cryer: Pope, Hunky Dory

Weekend Variety Wireless 02/09/2018
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Max Cryer joins RadioLIVE's Graeme Hill to banter over words, their origin and meaning.

Graeme and Mr Cryer explore the question: “What is a Pope?”

The pair then explore why a popular biscuit and dog are both coined Afghans.

Mr Cryer takes a look at who said 'Hunky Dory' first, before taking a gander at the origin of Angostura Bitters.

If you are interested in the origin of a word or phrase, e-mail your wordy questions to Graeme here and he’ll forward them to Max.

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.