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Welcome to our whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase. Each week, we delve into the origins of phrases to find out how they came into the English language. We tell the story of how the phrase got from its beginnings to where it is today. Shauna and Dan are two big nerds, so expect some geek culture references, random trivia facts, and loads of laughs!
 
Whole 9 Yards is a weekly podcast that will simultaneously educate, astonish, and amuse. Listen while we share equivocal research about the origin of words, phrases, and idioms we use every day. From the team at Big Science Pods, we bring you the whole 9 yards, the entire kit and caboodle, the whole shebang of this quick, entertaining look at our language and the history therein. Learn why we call New York "The Big Apple," what "red-handed" REALLY means and why sometimes people are "happy as ...
 
Join Casey and Ingrid as they take a humorous dive into the origins of your favorite idioms, and we all learn something new. They chew the fat, spill the tea and the beans, and shoot the breeze until they get to the root of the matter. Follow the soothing voices of this duo as they venture down winding rabbit holes of lighthearted banter, having fun while uncovering some language truths.
 
Do you love learning about words, puzzling out where common expressions come from and generally exploring the linguistic crazy quilt that is the English language? So do we! And you'll find we even have an entertaining time doing it! So come along as hosts Malcolm Fleschner and Kurt Wolfrum make a meal of the extraordinary word salad we call English in the 21st century!
 
Don't Be An Idiom is a podcast that explores the origin stories of common phrases and idioms. The podcast is based in Philadelphia and hosted by rambunctious loonies Albert and Ryan, two lifelong friends who have vowed to dispel their own ignorance about language and history one idiom at a time.
 
You know how they always say 'live and learn' after a deeply personal and often surprisingly unpleasant experience? Well I aim to turn that idiom on its head, with more positive reinforcement through this Podcast. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to dig much deeper and take those life lessons forward to make the most of the tools, time and talent that we have. The folks I feature on my episodes have all taken that leap of faith to bring you the means to live a better life.Hi, I am Shivr ...
 
In our podcast “Understanding Train Station”, we (Josh and Feli) explore the intricacies and pitfalls of living between cultures. The title is derived from the German idiom “Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof” which literally translates to “I only understand train station”. Similar to the English saying “It’s Greek to me”, it is used to express a lack of understanding which is an all too common feeling when dealing with another culture and living abroad. Feli (aka “German Girl in America” on YouTube) ...
 
Discover Adept English, the modern way to learn to speak English. Our goal is to help you speak English fluently. The Adept English language teaching approach is to learn through listening. We publish two new English audio lessons, with full transcripts, weekly. Every one of our English lessons will help you learn to speak English in ways that are interesting and lead to success. We have lots of podcasts, at all difficulty levels, on many topics, suitable for all listeners, ready for you to ...
 
Learn Spanish with mnemonics! Through Accelerated Spanish, Master of Memory presents the fastest way to learn Spanish using timeless accelerated learning principles. Building from a solid foundation, this show will teach you not just to memorize vocabulary at unbelievable rates, but also to speak Spanish idiomatically. If you're looking for the best way to learn Spanish online for free, you've come to the right place.
 
If you've been learning German for a while, perhaps it's time to increase your range of vocabulary and start to use the kind of language native German speakers use. The words and phrases taught in "A Flavour of German" will guarantee to impress native speakers and will make you sound all the more German!
 
The English language is full of metaphors and similes. This podcast will look at a different, commonly-used idiom or metaphor each episode. Each season will have an overall theme for the idioms and metaphors, starting with animal metaphors. Subsequent seasons will look at sports, body, weather, disaster, and war metaphors and idioms. LNEidiomsandmetaphors@gmail.com
 
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? IELTS exam preparation doesn’t have to be hard or boring! It can be fun! Lindsay and Jessica from All Ears English are back with a new way to help you achieve the IELTS score you need for the General or the Academic exam! We’ll give you IELTS strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what to do when you ...
 
For lovers of reading, writing, science and general communication. This podcast will aim at acknowledging the origins of metaphors/idioms and the importance of effective scientific communication. My ambition is to spread knowledge on how we articulate concepts and the creative aspect of diction. Most episodes will focus on the origins of expressions, words of high regard, and the meaning behind them. This can overall allow us to acknowledge that words have just as much power as actions.​ As ...
 
POWER Talk is a mid-morning talk show programme, hosted by political scientist Lukhona Mnguni. The show delves deeper into the news of the day along with larger societal themes, inviting listeners to help unpack issues on the day’s current affairs agenda and topics close to their hearts. Mnguni also interviews the biggest newsmakers and experts in South Africa, helping listeners makes sense of their world.
 
Welcome to a podcast about English as a foreign language. Listen to two experienced teachers discussing the most important topics for both teachers and students. Each week they'll cover teaching techniques and learning tips. Whether you're up at the board, or behind the desk, you'll get something from Gav and Em's: How To English Podcast. Find them on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter/YouTube #howtoenglishpod Show your support here: https://ko-fi.com/howtoenglishpod
 
POWER Talk is a mid-morning talk show programme, hosted by political scientist Lukhona Mnguni. The show delves deeper into the news of the day along with larger societal themes, inviting listeners to help unpack issues on the day’s current affairs agenda and topics close to their hearts. Mnguni also interviews the biggest newsmakers and experts in South Africa, helping listeners makes sense of their world.
 
Join husband Travis McElroy and wife Teresa McElroy every Friday and they'll improve your etiquette week by week! Perplexed by thank you notes? Baffled by black tie? Dismayed by dinner parties? Worry no more, Shmanners has your answers!
 
Imperfect English is an English learning podcast made by a non-native English speaker to help English learners just like you. Learn how to speak English better. Learn new English phrases. Practice your English pronunciation, intonation, and fluency. And most of all, let's have fun and speak Imperfect English together!
 
Global Pillage is a brand new comedy panel show podcast all about idiom, culture, customs and norms. What do the Japanese mean when they accuse someone of "having a cat on their head"? What do your friends make you do if you're unmarried by thirty in Germany? What did the acronym NORWICH mean (the equivalent of sexting jargon) if sent between World War Two sweethearts? All the oddness of humanity is explored in this hilarious new show where TWO TEAMS OF COMEDIANS take on the HIVE MIND OF THE ...
 
Are you tired of boring, slow-speaking English lessons that don't teach you the way that natives really speak? Do you wanna learn how English is spoken in the real world? In this podcast, Ethan, Andrea, and Justin—your American and British Fluency Coaches will take you beyond the classroom and help you live, learn, and SPEAK English in the real world through fun, natural, conversational lessons that will rapidly teach you: - To understand fast-speaking natives - The vocabulary, phrasal verbs ...
 
Two loose morals collide to bring you the opinions of the bottom-half of society. We leave nothing to the imagination. We bring nothing to the table. And, we’ll leave you respecting us less every time. We are your “two drunk idioms.” Find out more at https://toodrunkidioms.com
 
In An Hour of our Time Podcast, we choose a new topic each episode. Topics range from sociopolitical, to scientific, to historical. We each perform an hour of research followed by a marginally focused one hour discussion. Featuring: Joe, Dave, and Mark. Fun for anyone who enjoys funny but sometimes frustrating tangents of referential conversation. For mature audiences.
 
¿Hablas español y quieres mejorar tu inglés? Then English with Dane is perfect for you. De verdad, si te sientes estancado/a con el inglés... o si simplemente quieres "mantener forma"... try this podcast. Hablo a un ritmo tranquilo y voy traduciendo cosas para que no te estreses con entender todo. I talk about things like movies, news, sports, music, history, etc, and I always pay special attention to practical vocabulary, expressions and the infinite nuances (sutilezas) that we'll find alon ...
 
A podcast about justice. According to Wikipedia, Taking the piss is a British idiomatic phrase meaning to take liberties at the expense of others, or to be joking, or to be unreasonable. It is a shortening of the idiom taking the piss out of, which is an expression meaning to mock, tease, joke, ridicule, or scoff. It is not to be confused with "taking a piss", which refers to the act of urinating. Ft. Worth attorney, Reagan Wynn, and Nashville private investigator, Hal Humphreys, explore top ...
 
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We spend one third of our lives sleeping and it's no wonder that there are so many great words we use instead of sleep in English. By learning them, you can be more specific about the way that you describe your sleep. We also use heaps of expressions related to sleep that can be confusing if you don't know them. Show notes here. .......... We’re su…
 
Idioms and Proverbs are language aspects that are part of everyday experiences; they result from a person’s observation of what surrounds her or him in her or his environment. The purpose of using idioms and proverbs is, among others, to enrich language. To succeed in using idiomatic language, one has to use one’s imagination and be able to be witt…
 
Episode 74: Jay & Ray are doing great things with their idioms this week. eureka mojo tickled pink kvelling Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. The Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Us…
 
731. Beatles Song Lyrics / Idioms & Expressions (with Antony Rotunno) Learn English with The Beatles as we explore lyrics from Beatles songs and pick out some idioms, descriptive language and other vocabulary for you to learn. Featuring Antony Rotunno from the Glass Onion: On John Lennon podcast. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oYM LEP Premium ht…
 
Rebecca had a birthday recently. And for her big celebration she and Carlin drove to Frederick, Maryland to hit six different breweries. Hear them give a recap and taste through some beers on this excursion episode. https://ia801401.us.archive.org/19/items/brewtal-battle-frederick-beer-excursion-2/Brewtal%20Battle%20-%20Frederick%20Beer%20Excursion…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/BEP376-Challenges-Idioms-1.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on English idioms for describing challenges. According to an old expression, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. The idea is that life’s challenges and difficulties are good for us. They help us grow. They force us to …
 
Welcome everybody! Hello to all our new and returning listeners. For the summer Gav & Em are releasing fortnightly shows to share their knowledge on EFL teaching, introduce some awesome guest speakers and share some incredible music. The topic for this episode is idioms, which will leave you with a whole slew of new terms. This week's show also fea…
 
Over the course of fifteen days, Albert and Ryan traversed America in search of cryptids, ghosts, witches, and monsters. For this sixth installment of Do Be A Monster, the fellas recount the first half of the route and the many creeps along the way including the Loveland Frogman, the Hopkinsville Goblins, the Honey Island Swamp Monster and many mor…
 
This week we stopped by Idiom Brewing company to talk to Michael Clements (founder) and Lindsay Hamilton (business manager). We talked about what has been going on at the brewery and the plans for their soon to be completed new production facility. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Follow Chris on Instagram Like us on Facebook! Presented by Roasthou…
 
Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for daily Spanish translation practice and other learning tools. For additional resources beyond the 12 free Spanish lessons mentioned above, visit us on YouTube at https://w…
 
This week we traveled out to Hagerstown, Md to catch up with the crew at Antietam Brewery. Head brewer Aaron Blessing gave us the run down of what they have going on and filled us in on his brewing career leading up to his position at Antietam Brewery. Keep an eye on their social media channels for info on the summer concert series they are hosting…
 
Idioms and Proverbs are language aspects that are part of everyday experiences; they result from a person’s observation of what surrounds her or him in her or his environment. The purpose of using idioms and proverbs is, among others, to enrich language. To succeed in using idiomatic language, one has to use one’s imagination and be able to be witt…
 
Our English Listening Practice = Comprehensible Input ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-12/ With mobile phone ownership in the UK so high it makes perfect sense to use mobile phones in the fight against COVID19. In today’s English listening practice lesson we talk about the pros and cons of using techno…
 
In this hour we have a special edition of the Thought Council, in the spirit of Lukhona’s Birthday. We will spend some time with Lukhona’s close friends as we pick their brains about the state of the country, their friendship any many other interesting things. In hopes of getting into the mind and heart of our beloved Host See omnystudio.com/listen…
 
In this hour we have a special edition of the Thought Council, in the spirit of Lukhona’s Birthday. We will spend some time with Lukhona’s close friends as we pick their brains about the state of the country, their friendship any many other interesting things. In hopes of getting into the mind and heart of our beloved Host See omnystudio.com/listen…
 
In 2016 VUT celebrated 50 years of technical education which was a special milestone for the university. According to two independent assessor’s reports, the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) has been grappling with governance issues since it was founded in 2004. Two years after its inception, a commission of inquiry was established to investigat…
 
In 2016 VUT celebrated 50 years of technical education which was a special milestone for the university. According to two independent assessor’s reports, the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) has been grappling with governance issues since it was founded in 2004. Two years after its inception, a commission of inquiry was established to investigat…
 
The City of Johannesburg Council last month approved the Informal Traders Policy for Public Consultation. Members of the public were invited to submit written comments on the draft Informal Trading Policy in terms of section 7(5) of the Rationalisation of Local Government Affairs Act 1998, Section 12 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act no…
 
The City of Johannesburg Council last month approved the Informal Traders Policy for Public Consultation. Members of the public were invited to submit written comments on the draft Informal Trading Policy in terms of section 7(5) of the Rationalisation of Local Government Affairs Act 1998, Section 12 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act no…
 
732. Christian from Canguro English returns Talking to Christian again about some of the themes and controversial opinions he talks about in his YouTube videos, plus some bits about men wearing thongs on the beach, an obsession with rabbits and if Christian was the Donald Trump of English teaching. Video version available. Episode page https://wp.m…
 
Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for daily Spanish translation practice and other learning tools. For additional resources beyond the 12 free Spanish lessons mentioned above, visit us on YouTube at https://w…
 
Today I'm sharing my top 8 tips for improving your writing in English :-) Even when you know a lot of English words, it can be really hard to form good sentences and write well. But when you put these strategies into practice, you’ll be able to improve so that you can write confidently in English. We have two courses where you can get your writing …
 
This week Shauna and Dan get near the bottom of this elusive phrase. Bob's Your Uncle has several origin stories, but there's always been a missing link between the most popular story and the first time it could be verified in print. Well, until now. Check out this breaking news in the world of 130-year-old phrases! #BunnyTrails Copyright 2021 by T…
 
On the Tuesday edition of the Knowledge Bank we looked at the Gauteng Township Economic Development Bill— a new legislation which aims to help formalise township-based enterprises and provide support for such businesses we looked at how exactly the Bill would benefit the Township Economy and many of your questions came to light during the conversat…
 
In Conversation with The PAC The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) is a political party whose presence in the South African political landscape spans just over half a century. The PAC’s origins came about as result of the lack of consensus on the Africanist debate within the African National Congress (ANC). When the Freedom Charter was adopted at Kilpt…
 
In Conversation with The PAC The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) is a political party whose presence in the South African political landscape spans just over half a century. The PAC’s origins came about as result of the lack of consensus on the Africanist debate within the African National Congress (ANC). When the Freedom Charter was adopted at Kilpt…
 
Lukhona Mnguni is in conversation with Frikkie De Bruin, General Secretary of the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council about the public wage offer. The government is offering an increase of 1.5% in pensionable salaries, as well as a monthly (non-pensionable) cash payment ranging from R1 200 to R1 600 from 1 April to 31 March next year. Wh…
 
Lukhona Mnguni is in conversation with Frikkie De Bruin, General Secretary of the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council about the public wage offer. The government is offering an increase of 1.5% in pensionable salaries, as well as a monthly (non-pensionable) cash payment ranging from R1 200 to R1 600 from 1 April to 31 March next year. Wh…
 
In this conversation, Lukhona Mnguni speaks to Democratic Alliance leader, John Steenhuisen about the party's proposed application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) regarding the intelligence report which the State Security Minister claims she handed over to the police before the recent looting and unrest in KwaZulu-Nata…
 
In this conversation, Lukhona Mnguni speaks to Democratic Alliance leader, John Steenhuisen about the party's proposed application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) regarding the intelligence report which the State Security Minister claims she handed over to the police before the recent looting and unrest in KwaZulu-Nata…
 
Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for daily Spanish translation practice and other learning tools. For additional resources beyond the 12 free Spanish lessons mentioned above, visit us on YouTube at https://w…
 
Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for daily Spanish translation practice and other learning tools. For additional resources beyond the 12 free Spanish lessons mentioned above, visit us on YouTube at https://w…
 
Leo Gomez, founder of Learn your English (.net), is an ESL teacher, trainer and entrepreneur. He has more than 20 years of teaching experience and has taught English in six different countries. Leo believes that individuals develop through reflection, experimentation and learning from their mistakes. Amazingly, he hasn't used the course book to tea…
 
Common English Words Used In Job Interviews ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/common-english-words-9/ Job interviews are super stressful at the best of times. Recently, the job interview challenges are even greater than usual. In today’s English language lesson we have the first in a series of English language learning podcasts o…
 
Want FREE access to all of our learning materials, including videos, dialogues, and quizzes? Head over to www.spanishinonemonth.com. Follow us on Instagram @acceleratedspanish for daily Spanish translation practice and other learning tools. For additional resources beyond the 12 free Spanish lessons mentioned above, visit us on YouTube at https://w…
 
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