America's Secret Slang

America's Secret Slang

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West Word, Ho!

Apr 28, 2013 | 22m 6s | tv-pg | CC

Expressions from “riffraff” to “betting your bottom dollar”, “passing the buck,” “acid test” and even “heard it through the grapevine” all come from America’s frontier days. But have you ever wondered why these phrases were first used and what they mean today? The answers reveal the hidden history behind America and its secret slang.

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