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Episode 9: Silly? Auspicious!

In this episode, Amy ponders using bird guts to swear in US presidents with “auspicious” and Ryan tracks the faithful and foolish with “silly”.

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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Thanks!

Episode 8: Inspiration Log

In this episode, Amy explores divine breath with “inspiration” and Ryan looks at big, heavy noises that became words with “log”.

Just in case you either aren’t familiar with either “It’s Log!” or “Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen” from Ren and Stimpy, you’re welcome:

“It’s Log!”

“Royal Canadian Kilted Yaskmen”

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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Thanks!

Episode 7: Cursed Cursive

In this one-off, half-hosted episode of Lexitecture, Ryan looks at cursive writing, which is more polite than you might think.

Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each (normal) 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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Thanks!

Episode 6: Heckle Loaf

In this episode, Amy teases out a home-town industry that turned into a showbiz obstacle with “heckle” and Ryan uncovers the lordly history of the lowly “loaf”.

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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Thanks!

Episode 5 : Cracking Nightmare

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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Thanks!

Episode 4: Fanny Snob

In this episode (which contains some strong language), Amy looks at the transition between a diminutive female name and a part of her body (though which part depends on where you live) with “fanny” and Ryan talks about how both Cambridges contributed to turning shoemakers into socialites with “snob”.

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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Thanks!

Episode 3: Spell Tandem

In this episode, Ryan looks at how a pun transformed a word with “tandem”, and Amy looks back at the intersection of magic and reason with “spell”.

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!

Please subscribe to us on Google Play Music, iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes – it’s a huge help in letting other people know we’re worth listening to.   Thanks!

Episode 2: Subliminal Riding

In this episode, Amy talks about the subconscious and doorway construction with “subliminal” and Ryan thinks about politics and letter-switching with “riding”.

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!

Episode 1: Nice Serendipity

In the first ever episode of Lexitecture, Amy takes a trip to the Isle of Serendip to find out what you call it when you find something you weren’t even looking for. Ryan, meanwhile, explores the relation between “nice” and “science” and traces the history of a surprisingly old way to call someone stupid.

Lexitecture is a podcast about words. 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!

Introducing: Lexitecture!

Hello everybody!

We’re thrilled to introduce a brand new podcast called Lexitecture!

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!

We’ll be launching with our first two episodes on Monday, March 12, and a new episode will be coming your way each week after that. We hope you like it, and if you do please give us a rating and review on your favourite podcast app and spread the word to your word-nerd friends!

Talk to you soon!