Word Journeys: An Etymology Podcast
About This Show
Word Journeys is a podcast about etymology and the surprising stories behind the origins of English words. English is constantly evolving and the meanings of words are always shifting. In each episode, we take words united by a common theme and explore how they made their way into English and the historical circumstances which shaped their definitions. For more information or to contact us, visit www.wordjourneyspodcast.com.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 6: Horse Hodgepodge
We look at the legacy of Latin words for horses and cows, and how the evolving use of these animals over time led to new societal roles and new words. Plus, we discuss Vulgar Latin and a special kind of cowboy.
Word List: vulgar, chivalry, cavalry, cavalier, palfrey, zebra, hippopotamus, vaccine, hackamore, cowboy, buckaroo, bronco, mustang, chaps, paniolo. For a list of sources or to contact us, visit www.wordjourneyspodcast.com.
Rated 5 out of
An interesting and relaxing word origin podcast
Great etymology podcast! He does a great job of setting the tone with music and history of not just a word, but also the story of what was going on in the world as this word was evolving. I also like the inclusion of related word 'cousins' and how and why they diverged. His voice is also quite relaxing! If you like history and language, give it a try.
Date published: 2018-02-27