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Once in a blue moon, Where there's smoke, there's fire, The fish rots from the head down, Hard as nails, Diamonds are forever.

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-a-blue-moon-2012-8

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/once-in-a-blue-moon-and-other-idioms-that-dont-make-scientific-sense-76485092/

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https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/lewis-sandler/origin-of-american-idioms-and-slang?refid=stpr

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Escape by the Skin of One's Teeth, A Drop in the Bucket, A Scapegoat, The Ends of the Earth, O My God (OMG)

https://www.rd.com/culture/common-bible-phrases/

 

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Interesting conversation with 8 cool Chinese university students in Beijing who share their life, loves, studies and maybe a secret or two!
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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/origin-of-words-podcast/id366796940?mt=2

61/2 years of podcasts and nearly 1000 words, idioms and slang
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Trumpian, Trumponomics, Trumpertantrum, Trumpkin, Trumpflation, Trumpist, Trumpette, Trumpista

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https://oxfordstudent.com/2017/02/04/oxford-english-dictionary-considering-inclusion-trump-expressions/

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5 Random Idioms (#91)

This is a repeat of popular podcast # 91 from August 10, 2014.

As Happy as a Clam;  Beating a Dead Horse;  Close, But No Cigar;  Hissy Fit;  My Bad

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Enjoy! Lewis

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After 5 years of trying to interview him, Bob finally sits down in our Beijing studio to reveal the truth of life, poetry, happiness and much more. If you wanna be in the know, you gotta listen to Bob. 

Over 7 years of podcasts, thousand words, phrases, slang and idioms.image_4_edited-2.jpg

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Billution (#119)

Billution, a portmanteau of two words: bicycle+pollution

for more portmanteaus see podcast #51

http://lewissandler.podbean.com/e/portmanteaus-51/

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/17/ofo-chinese-bike-sharing-start-up-says-its-now-worth-more-than-2-billion.html

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A worker from the bike share company Ofo puts a damaged bike on a pile at a makeshift repair depot for the company where thousands of derelict bikes are being kept after coming off the road on March 29, 2017 in Beijing, China.

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Do you text? (#118)

Words with "TEXT":  Textpectation, Textonics, Textomortis, Textologist, Textology, Text Off.

More words with "text":      Urban dictionary

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Bacteria, Virus, Toxin (toxic), Antibiotic, Germ

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Bacteria jokes

Words related to virus

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lewis

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Bruncheon, Osculation, POST-TRUTH, (Word of the Year)

and 4 new chemical elements to the periodic table:

Nihonium and symbol Nh, for the element 113,
Moscovium and symbol Mc, for the element 115,
Tessesine and symbol Ts, for the element 117,
Oganesson and symbol Og, for the element 118

Listen to discover the origin of these chemical names.

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