As ballots are arriving in mailboxes around the country, and Australians are going postal for marriage equality, we take a moment to talk about why everyone should have the right to tie the knot.Read more
We go to see a man about a dog... and a cat. Actually, there's no man, just four pet idioms. It gets a bit hairy. Why would you skin a cat and what does dog fur have to do with drinking anyway!? Listen in and all will be revealed.
Do you have a bee in your bonnet? Perhaps you need to put your thinking cap on to get to the heart of the matter. This episode we take our hats off to idioms that feature headwear.Read more
Cocks feature in many English expressions and this week we consider three of them - cock and bull story, cock of the walk and to go off half cocked. One relates to to the remarkable history of domestic fowl, one to drunk coach drivers and one has nothing to do with birds at all.Read more
You might know part of the story behind 'the sky is falling', but what about 'drawing a line in the sand'? This episode explores how idioms help us tap into our shared histories, both ancient and modern.Read more
Baked goods have a special place in English expressions. We find out if you can ever have your cake and eat it too, and ponder why we liken baby-making to bun-baking.Read more
Do you know whether the sun is over the yard arm yet, or what it means to be three sheets to the wind? Join us as we cruise the high seas of nautical drinking idioms.Read more
Here at the Expressionists we love eating and idioms just about equally. But what could 'putting your foot in it' and 'giving short shrift' possibly have to do with food? Listen in to find out!Read more