America's Secret Slang

America's Secret Slang

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Straight from the Horse's Mouth

May 31, 2014 | 43m 11s | tv-pg | CC

In this episode, we look at the ways that American English has been transformed by animals, food, sports–and death. Ever wonder why we say “that’s a horse of a different color” or “that’s for the birds”? Why do we “chew the fat” when we talk or “put up our dukes” when we fight? And why, when we die, do we “kick the bucket”? All these terms show the ways that American English has evolved and mutated through the animals we raise, the food we eat, the games we play and the end we want to avoid. Zach Selwyn hosts.

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