Max Cryer is a New Zealand living treasure in both entertainment and etymological spheres.
He joins Graeme Hill to banter over words, their origin and meaning.
Mr Cryer looks at the origin of the word plastic. He then ponders the question - why is petrol called gas?
Finally, he takes a look at where the box in box office.
If you are interested in the origin of a word or phrase, e-mail your wordy questions to Graeme here and he’ll forward them to Max.
Listen to the full interview with Max Cryer above.
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