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 Max gives us a look at why cigarettes are sometimes called 'durries'.
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He also takes a gander at the origin of upper and lower case, and why do we say 'no room to swing a cat'?
Interested for next week? Ask Max a question here.
Listen to the full interview with Max Cryer above.
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