Type
Documentary
Premiered
Apr. 14, 2013
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
H2 TV Network

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America's Secret Slang

Host Zach Selwyn hits the streets to ask everyday people what they know about the origins and meaning of American slang, and then he reveals the true etymology and hidden history of common phrases and words that are unique to the United States. In each 30-minute episode, Selwyn focuses on a specific period in American history, revealing words the originated during that era or had significance for the geographic region.

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America's Secret Slang Season 2 (2014)

2x01 2 2x01 Straight from the Horse's Mouth
In this episode, we look at the ways that American English has been transformed by animals, food, sports - and death. Ever wonder why we say “that’s a horse of a different color” ...
May. 31, 2014
2x02 2 2x02 Riding Shotgun
Words and phrases inspired by booze and forms of transportation are examined.
Jun. 07, 2014
2x03 2 2x03 Lower the Boom
In this episode, we look at the ways that American English was transformed by the high seas, the ancient world, the movers and shakers of big business, and the news industry. Ever ...
Jun. 14, 2014
2x04 2 2x04 Off the Cuff
In this episode, we look at the ways that American English has been transformed by the clothes we wear, the crimes we commit and the punishments we receive, the insults we use…and ...
Jun. 21, 2014
2x05 2 2x05 Cut to the Chase
In this episode we look at how entertainment from circuses and vaudeville to plays and movies, influenced the common words and phrases we say every day. How did bad actors give us ...
Jun. 28, 2014
2x06 2 2x06 Bite the Bullet
Slang words that have originated from the military, police, aviation and baseball.
Jul. 19, 2014
2x07 2 2x07 Go for Broke
In this episode, we look at the ways that American English has been transformed by the Vikings, the Cold War, computers, music, gambling, and the different meaning we give to the ...
Jul. 26, 2014
2x08 2 2x08 Hail to the Chief
In this episode, we look at the ways that American English has been transformed by American presidents, by the language of sex and romance, by good and bad manners. We’ll also explore ...
Aug. 02, 2014
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