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Ep. 34 - Noob and Leeroy Jenkins

Origin of Speakcies

Release Date: 03/26/2019

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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Ep. 58 - In Like Flynn and Murphy's Law show art Ep. 58 - In Like Flynn and Murphy's Law

Origin of Speakcies

This episode begins with the guys lamenting the downfall of a formerly proud fast-food chain and discussing why Scott has a great personality for Twitter.

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Ep. 57 - Cocktail and Gin Up with Micah Lemon of The Alley Light and Eric Neff show art Ep. 57 - Cocktail and Gin Up with Micah Lemon of The Alley Light and Eric Neff

Origin of Speakcies

Micah Lemon, Bar Manager of Charlottesville's stand-out restaurant, The Alley Light, joins the show to explain the fascinating and surprising history of the terms, "Cocktail" and "Gin Up."

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

Origin of Speakcies

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.

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Ep. 55 - Halloween Special: Witch Hunt, Hell in a Handbasket, and Trick or Treat show art Ep. 55 - Halloween Special: Witch Hunt, Hell in a Handbasket, and Trick or Treat

Origin of Speakcies

The Speakcies Halloween episode is here! Listen now to hear the guys discuss the stories behind "Witch Hunt," "Hell in a Handbasket," and "Trick or Treat." But first, you'll hear about the latest unnecessarily sexy Halloween costumes for you not to Google.

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Ep. 54 - Dead as a Dodo, Swan Song, and Dead Cat Bounce show art Ep. 54 - Dead as a Dodo, Swan Song, and Dead Cat Bounce

Origin of Speakcies

In this episode, Steve and Scott recount their very different trips to South Carolina which include stories about a ripped paraplegic and a discount Double Deuce, before revealing the origins and stories behind selected dead-animal idioms.

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Ep. 53 - Blackmail, Black Sheep, Blackballed, and Black Swan show art Ep. 53 - Blackmail, Black Sheep, Blackballed, and Black Swan

Origin of Speakcies

This episode focuses on words and phrases that start with the word "black." Listen now to hear the fascinating origins of the term "Blackmail," and some historical examples which all seem to involve Dukes and courtesans.

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Ep. 52 - Birds and the Bees, Albatross around My Neck, and Suspension of Disbelief show art Ep. 52 - Birds and the Bees, Albatross around My Neck, and Suspension of Disbelief

Origin of Speakcies

In this episode of Origin of Speakcies, Steve continues to surprise Scott with his open mind, and this time yogurt is involved. Later the guys discuss three idioms that have their origins with Samuel Taylor Coleridge aka "STC."

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In this episode Scott and Steve discuss the origins and stories behind the word "Noob" (or N00b, Newbie, Newb), but first they discuss the emotional roller coaster of playing Monopoly and an unexpected invitation to LARP.

Later, Scott's kids drop by to explain some Fortnite and Roblox slang, which leaves the guys more confused than they were before.

Lastly, Scott takes a methodical and very detailed approach to a term that came out of one of the first viral...

"Leeeeeerooooy Jennnnnkins!"