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America's Secret Slang 

Zach Selwyn takes viewers on a tour of the weird side of American English: slang, with man-on-the-street interviews; interviews with experts; and a great deal of humor.
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Zach Selwyn ...  Himself - Host 11 episodes, 2013-2014
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Zach Selwyn takes viewers on a tour of the weird side of American English: slang, with man-on-the-street interviews; interviews with experts; and a great deal of humor.

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USA

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English

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14 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Flight 33 Productions See more »
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Once again the History Channel can't tell Fact from Fable...
5 January 2014 | by RFM-2See all my reviews

Another good idea gets the sloppy "History Channel" treatment to end up passing along at least as much garbage as it does good information. Why the writers can't do some simple research using reliable sources (like the O.E.D. for example) is beyond me. Though there is SOME good information presented, it is mixed in with so much misrepresentation and so many folk etymologies which are simply wrong, that you can't tell what's real and what isn't. One glaring example is "The Whole Nine Yards," which they claim originated in WWII -- except that there is documentation showing the phrase in use four decades before that time. Scholars of "Word and Phrase Origins" have long acknowledged that we don't know for certain where that phrase came from, but they know many claims that are simply NOT true, including the one made on the program. Don't trust a thing you hear on this show unless you verify it yourself from a credible source. If only the show's staff did that themselves...


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