Max Cryer is a New Zealand living treasure in both entertainment and etymological spheres.
He joins Graeme Hill to banter over the origin of words and their meaning.
This week's words:
- Why is sucking up called “toadying”?
- Where did the word "nurse" come from?
- What is the origin of the term “pork barrel” politics.
Max and Graeme take a look at the meaning and history of the phrase “on the ran-tan”.
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