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Ep. 56 - A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned, Pretty Penny, and Penny Dreadful

Origin of Speakcies

Release Date: 11/05/2019

Ep. 84 - Interview with Barry Popik: Big Apple / Big Easy / Dallas show art Ep. 84 - Interview with Barry Popik: Big Apple / Big Easy / Dallas

Origin of Speakcies

In the season 3 finale, Scott and Steve finally speak with their etymological hero, Barry Popik!

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Ep. 83 - Cut Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face, Talk to the Hand, and A Bird in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush show art Ep. 83 - Cut Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face, Talk to the Hand, and A Bird in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush

Origin of Speakcies

Scott and Steve examine face and hand themed phrases - "Cut Your Nose to Spite Your Face," Talk to the Hand," and "A Bird In Hand (Is Worth Two in the Bush)." For New Slang, they discuss the term "Troll."

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Ep. 82 - Hair of the Dog, Hangover, Tie One On, and Bender show art Ep. 82 - Hair of the Dog, Hangover, Tie One On, and Bender

Origin of Speakcies

Scott and Steve discuss terminology - "Hair of the Dog" and "Hangover"  - related to imbibing alcohol, specifically what happens when you drink too much. Keeping with the drinking theme, the New Slang segment explores the term "Thirsty."

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Ep. 81 - Nature Boy and Rude Awakening with Special Guest, Nick Aldis, NWA World Champion show art Ep. 81 - Nature Boy and Rude Awakening with Special Guest, Nick Aldis, NWA World Champion

Origin of Speakcies

Scott and Steve examine two phrases with ties to professional wrestling  - "Nature Boy" and "Rude Awakening"  - plus host an extensive conversation with their special guest, professional wrestler Nick Aldis, NWA World Champion. 

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Ep. 80 - When Pigs Fly, Chickens Come Home to Roost, and 'Till the Cows Come Home show art Ep. 80 - When Pigs Fly, Chickens Come Home to Roost, and 'Till the Cows Come Home

Origin of Speakcies

Scott and Steve examine the history of three idioms - "When Pigs Fly," "Chickens Come Home to Roost," and " 'til the Cows Come Home" - inspired by the three best animals, in addition to the origin of "Tea" in the New Slang segment. 

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Ep. 79 - Out In Left Field and Blast From The Past with Sarah Tollemache and Adrienne Iapalucci from Vadge show art Ep. 79 - Out In Left Field and Blast From The Past with Sarah Tollemache and Adrienne Iapalucci from Vadge

Origin of Speakcies

The guys discuss all things comedy and NYC with special guests Sarah Tollemache (James Corden, Stephen Colbert) and Adrienne Iapalucci (Reader's Digest, Netflix's "The Degenerates") from the podcast with best name ever - Vadge.

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Ep. 78 - Nose to the Grindstone, Elbow Grease, and Knuckle Down show art Ep. 78 - Nose to the Grindstone, Elbow Grease, and Knuckle Down

Origin of Speakcies

Scott and Steve examine the history of three hard workin' phrases - "Nose to the Grindstone," "Elbow Grease," and "Knuckle Down," as well as the origin of "Big D*ck Energy" on New Slang. 

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Ep. 77 - Head Over Heels, Tie the Knot, and an Interview with Comedian Brian Bates show art Ep. 77 - Head Over Heels, Tie the Knot, and an Interview with Comedian Brian Bates

Origin of Speakcies

In this episode, Scott and Steve team up with a special guest to discuss idioms on love and marriage. 

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Ep. 76 - This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us, The Missionary Position and How Do I Get to Carnegie Hall? show art Ep. 76 - This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us, The Missionary Position and How Do I Get to Carnegie Hall?

Origin of Speakcies

This week, Scott and Steve review the history of three phrases - "This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us," "Missionary Position," and "How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?" - used as song titles by the band Sparks. 

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Ep. 75 - Pulling My Leg, Take It with a Grain of Salt, and Tongue in Cheek show art Ep. 75 - Pulling My Leg, Take It with a Grain of Salt, and Tongue in Cheek

Origin of Speakcies

Scott and Steve take on some idioms that you should take seriously, ... or should you?

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More Episodes

In this episode the guys discuss a startling, but apparently, commonly-known fact about koalas, which may make you re-think your trip to Australia.

Next, the origins of "penny" words and idioms are explored. Listen now to discover the man behind "A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned" (it's not who you think!), which playwright coined "Pretty Penny," and what exactly a "Penny Dreadful" is.

All that plus sage advice from Uncle Steve on this episode of Origin of Speakcies.

Go to www.speakcies.com for more.