2: Cheers to Words and Phrases!

We set up our spread, preparing to talk about the words and phrases we want back, while Little Man watches as we record, ignoring the fact his bow tie is askew. Later in the recording, James gets the last remnants out of the bottles.

Say what?! We delve into the past to uncover and, hopefully, bring back some forgotten words and phrases we love!

Our wine for this episode: Humberto Canale Estate 2013 Pinot Noir from Patagonia, Argentina, and Line 39 2013 Petite Sirah from California
Our cheese for this episode: Asiago and Edam (EEE-dam or eh-DAM?)

Note: We apologize if our audio is a bit wonky during the podcast. Hopefully, we'll get a mixer soon to avoid this problem in the future. 

James and Emily are determined to do away with the popularity of today's netspeak and creativity-lacking lexicon and, instead, bring back 1930s insults and compliments, swears that include far more than four letters, old-timey gangster slang, 1920s reporter jargon, and Prohibition era words for tying one on.

Somehow we even find a way to throw in references to "Community," "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," "The Simpsons," "Parks & Recreation," and Boy George. And James gets to share his love for Meryl Streep.

Want some extras from this episode? We have bloopers and tangents that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor.

Here are some of the resources used for this episode:

http://thoughtcatalog.com/nico-lang/2013/09/59-quick-slang-phrases-from-the-1920s-we-should-start-using-again/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/54076/15-fun-phrases-were-popularized-during-prohibition

http://www.word-detective.com/2009/04/gams/

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/145608/what-is-the-exclamation-why-i-never-a-contraction-of

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/scoop

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=duffy/110524_1920s_reporter_guy&sportCat=nba


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