In this episode, Amy tries to track down an Irish word that isn’t with “cracking”, and Ryan learns about chest-sitting monsters with “nightmare”.

Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or just random bits of head-scratching language trivia, this may be the show for you!

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One comment on “Episode 5 : Cracking Nightmare

  1. Some Dude says:

    Hiya, (Nicest sounding greeting in English)

    In my own humble opinion, answers don’t matter. It’s the story that ‘sells’ a word. So don’t fret over the fact you haven’t been able to perfectly dissect cracking. I found it enthralling to listen to the work on cracking. Strangely I never viewed it as being Irish, here in the Netherlands at least, I always imagined that it was only used as a posh thing: “Crackin’g shot by Ser Bunderpundertish!”.
    But again, that’s why I like this show!

    Befuddled and perplexed,

    Same Dude

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