We make a fortnightly appearance on 2SER Breakfast to talk all things idiom with host Nic Healy.

Tune in on to 107.3FM in Sydney (or listen online here) every other Wednesday at 7:45am.

Prefer to have a lie in? Catch upon our past appearances here:

December 5, 2017 – Silly season 
The silly season is well and truly upon us and so we got into the festive spirit with idioms relating to end of year festivities. We’re talking proof in the pudding, cold turkey and, surprisingly, cucumbers!


November 17, 2017 – Shark week
A recent study across 190 countries found more than 5,000 idiomatic phrases for periods. Why can’t we just say menstruating? We chatted with brekky host Nic Healy all about it and revealed the origin of shark week and the red curse.


November 8, 2017 – Shits and Giggles
World Toilet day is fast approaching and so we sat down with Nic Healy to talk shit about idioms involving the ‘powder room’. Nic was very obliging when we left him up shit creek without a paddle, explaining we weren’t going to get through this segment without a fair bit of foul language.


October 25, 2017 Horseplay
With the race that stops the nation – the Melbourne Cup – coming up, we reflected on just how many horse-related idioms there are in the English languages, and shared some of our favourites, such as “long in the tooth”, “you can take a hose to water but you can’t make it drink” and “back the wrong horse”.


June 22, 2017 A piece of cake
Who doesn’t love cake for breakfast? We revealed the origin of ‘take the cake’ – a story that’s not so sweet.

 

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