The Allusionist | Episode 40 – Olympics

09 08 16 The Allusionist - Episode 40 - Olympics

Helen Zaltzman presents … the¬†Etymolympics! Her adventures in language take on the world’s largest sporting event. What are the origins of words such as ‘stadium’, ‘hurdles’, ‘steeplechase’ and, of course, ‘Olympic’.

It is just a short podcast this week but packed with sporting etymology. It is presented as a spoof on sports commentary, which made me laugh.

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