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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