Welcome to Lexitecture!
Greetings fellow word nerds!
You’ve found the online home of your new favourite source of random etymology from a pair of language geeks from either side of The Pond.
The premise is simple: in each episode, two friends (Ryan, a Canadian, and Amy, a Scot) get together armed with a new chosen word, and then they regale each other (and you!) with whatever bits of fascinating trivia they’ve been able to uncover about the origins and histories of those words, tracing through the ages to decipher just how each word got from its beginnings to its current use.
You can find our latest episodes below, or visit our archive to find all of them.
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