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Ep. 49 - The Big Apple, The Apple of My Eye, and Upset the Apple Cart

Origin of Speakcies

Release Date: 09/17/2019

Ep. 68 - The Meat Episode: Beef and Chicken show art Ep. 68 - The Meat Episode: Beef and Chicken

Origin of Speakcies

Scott and Steve have the meats in this episode about the etymology and idiomatic usages of the words "Beef" and "Chicken."

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Ep. 67 - Beat a Dead Horse, Horse Sense, and High Horse show art Ep. 67 - Beat a Dead Horse, Horse Sense, and High Horse

Origin of Speakcies

You asked for it. Neigh, you demanded it. That's right, more horse idioms. So in this episode, the guys discuss the origins of "Beat a Dead Horse," "Horse Sense," and "High Horse."

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Ep. 66 - The Bee's Knees, 23 Skidoo, and Know Your Onions show art Ep. 66 - The Bee's Knees, 23 Skidoo, and Know Your Onions

Origin of Speakcies

In this very 20s episode, the guys get into the origins of "The Bee's Knees," "23 Skidoo," and "Know Your Onions." Listen now to find out the horrible truth about ducks, why dudes used to hang out by the Flatiron building in NY to get a thrill, and how Chik Fil A finally broke down and did the right thing.

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Ep. 65 - One Fell Swoop, One Night Stand, and One for the Road show art Ep. 65 - One Fell Swoop, One Night Stand, and One for the Road

Origin of Speakcies

This episode is inspired by the comedy of Nate Bargatze, and features the idioms, "One Fell Swoop," "One Night Stand," and "One for the Road."

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Ep. 64 - Over a Barrel, Square Meal, and Shake a Leg show art Ep. 64 - Over a Barrel, Square Meal, and Shake a Leg

Origin of Speakcies

In this episode, learn about the  origins of the idioms, "Over a Barrel," "Square Meal," and "Shake a Leg," and why one of them reminded Steve of the classic George Hamilton vehicle, "Zorro, The Gay Blade."

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Ep. 63 - Rule of Thumb, Thumbs Up, and Under the Thumb show art Ep. 63 - Rule of Thumb, Thumbs Up, and Under the Thumb

Origin of Speakcies

Steve shares a gripping story about Mindy the Dog's first kill, before the guys get into the idioms of the day: “Rule of Thumb," "Thumbs Up,” and "Under the Thumb."

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Ep. 62 - Through the Grapevine, Let the Cat out of the Bag, and Spill the Beans show art Ep. 62 - Through the Grapevine, Let the Cat out of the Bag, and Spill the Beans

Origin of Speakcies

In this first episode of 2020, the guys discuss a terrible new, grundle-related trend that will make you reach for your aloe. Then, they look at the history and stories behind the idioms, "Through the Grapevine," "Let the Cat out of the Bag," and "Spill the Beans."

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Ep. 61 - Shoot the Bull, Cock and Bull Story, and Bull in a China Shop show art Ep. 61 - Shoot the Bull, Cock and Bull Story, and Bull in a China Shop

Origin of Speakcies

Steve tries v-neck undershirts and Scott goes off on little towns in England spreading folk etymology in this episode of Origin of Speakcies.

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Ep. 60 - Short End of the Stick, Shake a Stick At, and Stick in the Mud show art Ep. 60 - Short End of the Stick, Shake a Stick At, and Stick in the Mud

Origin of Speakcies

Did Steve get a fat dog? Can Scott pronounce "thesaurus?" Who didn't The Professor get it on with on Gilligan's Island? 

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Ep. 59 - Road House: The Official Movie of Thanksgiving show art Ep. 59 - Road House: The Official Movie of Thanksgiving

Origin of Speakcies

A year ago, in an episode released on Thanksgiving day, Steve and Scott declared that Road House would henceforth be the official movie of Thanksgiving.

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In this episode, Steve learns about trap music, Scott learns about Yung Gravy, and everyone is reminded that Barack Obama was not just the first black president, he was the first Hawaiian president.

With that out of the way, the guys discuss the meaning and origins of "The Apple of My Eye," "The Big Apple" and "Upset the Apple Cart." In the process, a new etymology hero is discovered in the person of Barry Popik.

Thank you for listening. Go to www.speakcies.com for information about the Speakcies network.