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Animalogy \ The Animals in Our Everyday Words & Phrases

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author

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Animalogy \ The Animals in Our Everyday Words & Phrases

Animalogy \ The Animals in Our Everyday Words & Phrases

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author

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ANIMALOGY is a podcast about language, the animal-related words and phrases we use every day, and how they reflect and affect our relationship with animals. Hosted by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, bestselling author, long-time podcaster, and self-proclaimed zoolinguaphile, Animalogy will change the way you talk -- and think -- about animals. For show notes and more, visit animalogypodcast.com.

Latest Episodes

Vaccines Are Full of Bull? Animal-Related Words for Diseases and Cures

In earlier episodes of Animalogy Podcast, we talked about which parts of our anatomy were named for their resemblance to animals, such as muscle and coccyx. In today's episode, we look at the animal-related words we have for diseases and cures, including cancer, vaccine, and .... well, you'll have to listen for more! Thanks to supporters, Animalogy is a 100% listener supported podcast. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

31 minAPR 1
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Vaccines Are Full of Bull? Animal-Related Words for Diseases and Cures

Don’t Get Fleeced or Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes: Expressions from the Hair of Sheep

Have you ever been "fleeced"? Have you ever "gone in search of the golden fleece" or "pulled the wool over someone's eyes"? Are your opinions "dyed in the wool"? In today's episode of Animalogy, I discuss the animal origins of these words and expressions, all of which have to do with the hair of sheep. In other words, they're Animalogies! Thank you to the supporters of today's episode. Become a patreon today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau!

21 min2018 JAN 19
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Don’t Get Fleeced or Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes: Expressions from the Hair of Sheep

Berserk for Bears: Words from our Ursine Animals

We have many words built from the English word for "bear," the Latin word for "bear," and the Greek word for "bear," and we have many expressions and phrases built from the same ursine animal. Of course there are also expressions using the verb "to bear," as in "to carry," such as in "bearing fruit, bearing a child, or bearing a burden or a grudge. Let's explore the origins of all of these. Thank you for supporting Animalogy Podcast at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

36 min2017 SEP 23
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Berserk for Bears: Words from our Ursine Animals

Drawing Listeners Like Flies (Hopefully): Words from our Winged Insects

The word “fly” is a very old word, and of course we have many expressions and nouns that contain the word "fly" itself, but do you know that there are dozens of familiar words whose origins reside in flies and other winged insects?

31 min2017 SEP 14
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Drawing Listeners Like Flies (Hopefully): Words from our Winged Insects

What's in a Name? The Soul of an Animal

In a pivotal scene in David Lynch’s film, The Elephant Man, the main character turns on those who are cruelly taunting him and declares “I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I...am...a man.” The crowd disperses. Ever since the first time I saw this movie, I’ve had the same reaction. As a sympathetic viewer, I’m relieved that Merrick decries his abusers, but in making a claim for the dignity he deserves as a man, the implication is that the abuse would be acceptable if he were “an animal.” And yet, human and non-human, we are all animals. We are all made of the same stuff, evident even in the word “animal,” whose root word means “soul.” Supporters make this podcast possible, and they receive written transcripts of each and every episode.

37 min2017 JUL 8
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What's in a Name? The Soul of an Animal

Geographical Place Names with Animal Origins

If I asked you to name some cities and countries named after animals, how many could you come up with?You might think of obvious ones, such as Buffalo NY; Beaver, UY; White Horse, NJ; orEagle River in Ontario; or Weston-Under-Lizard near Birmingham in the UK. But what about cities and countries around the world whose animal origins are much less apparent? Join me today as we explore our connection with animals through geographical locations inspired by animals. Supporters make this podcast possible and receive written transcripts of each an every episode. Become a supporter today.

33 min2017 JUN 26
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Geographical Place Names with Animal Origins

Piggyback: Animal Words with No Animal Origins

"Piggyback" has nothing to do with pigs! In fact, there are many seemingly animal-related words and phrases in the Englishlanguage that have nothing to do with animals at all! In today’s episode, I offer up the backstory to words such as piggyback, monkey wrench, round robin, and spelling bee. Thanks to listener supporters who receive transcripts of every episode.

32 min2017 MAY 28
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Piggyback: Animal Words with No Animal Origins

Animals in Our Bones: Anatomy Terms from Animals

By now you would have listened to the Animalogy episodes about the words muscle,coccyx, andtragus — all parts of our body. All words from animals.Today, we have an entire episode on a number of otherterms for parts of our anatomy that have animals hiding within.These and many more reflect how deeply rooted animals are in our consciousness, in our history, in our lives — and deep in our animal bones. Thank you, listeners and supporters! Supporters receive transcripts of each and every episode. Go to Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau to get your perks today!

24 min2017 MAY 21
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Animals in Our Bones: Anatomy Terms from Animals

Vegetarians Eat Meat: The History and Future of the Word

The word meatgoes back at least as far as 731 AD, but it didn't mean then what it does today. Its meaning was much broader. Understanding the history and evolution of the word can go a long way in normalizing plant-basedmeats and eschewing the derogatory qualifiers:“fake,” “faux,” “alternative,” “imitation,” “mock,” “replacement,” “analog,” or “substitute." Words matter.

17 min2017 MAY 7
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Vegetarians Eat Meat: The History and Future of the Word

Animal Characteristics in Word Histories: Who They Are in What We Say

Whereas the word veal in English simply means “flesh of a calf” and pork in English means “flesh of a pig used as food,” hidden in many of the Anglo-Saxon/Old English and Proto-Indo-European words for the living animals are clues about the physical, behavioral, or vocal characteristics of the living animals, reflecting a tendency to name animals based on typical attributes or activities. Supporters receive written transcripts of each podcast episode. Visit AnimalogyPodcast.com for more.

27 min2017 APR 16
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Animal Characteristics in Word Histories: Who They Are in What We Say

Latest Episodes

Vaccines Are Full of Bull? Animal-Related Words for Diseases and Cures

In earlier episodes of Animalogy Podcast, we talked about which parts of our anatomy were named for their resemblance to animals, such as muscle and coccyx. In today's episode, we look at the animal-related words we have for diseases and cures, including cancer, vaccine, and .... well, you'll have to listen for more! Thanks to supporters, Animalogy is a 100% listener supported podcast. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

31 minAPR 1
Comments
Vaccines Are Full of Bull? Animal-Related Words for Diseases and Cures

Don’t Get Fleeced or Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes: Expressions from the Hair of Sheep

Have you ever been "fleeced"? Have you ever "gone in search of the golden fleece" or "pulled the wool over someone's eyes"? Are your opinions "dyed in the wool"? In today's episode of Animalogy, I discuss the animal origins of these words and expressions, all of which have to do with the hair of sheep. In other words, they're Animalogies! Thank you to the supporters of today's episode. Become a patreon today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau!

21 min2018 JAN 19
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Don’t Get Fleeced or Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes: Expressions from the Hair of Sheep

Berserk for Bears: Words from our Ursine Animals

We have many words built from the English word for "bear," the Latin word for "bear," and the Greek word for "bear," and we have many expressions and phrases built from the same ursine animal. Of course there are also expressions using the verb "to bear," as in "to carry," such as in "bearing fruit, bearing a child, or bearing a burden or a grudge. Let's explore the origins of all of these. Thank you for supporting Animalogy Podcast at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

36 min2017 SEP 23
Comments
Berserk for Bears: Words from our Ursine Animals

Drawing Listeners Like Flies (Hopefully): Words from our Winged Insects

The word “fly” is a very old word, and of course we have many expressions and nouns that contain the word "fly" itself, but do you know that there are dozens of familiar words whose origins reside in flies and other winged insects?

31 min2017 SEP 14
Comments
Drawing Listeners Like Flies (Hopefully): Words from our Winged Insects

What's in a Name? The Soul of an Animal

In a pivotal scene in David Lynch’s film, The Elephant Man, the main character turns on those who are cruelly taunting him and declares “I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I...am...a man.” The crowd disperses. Ever since the first time I saw this movie, I’ve had the same reaction. As a sympathetic viewer, I’m relieved that Merrick decries his abusers, but in making a claim for the dignity he deserves as a man, the implication is that the abuse would be acceptable if he were “an animal.” And yet, human and non-human, we are all animals. We are all made of the same stuff, evident even in the word “animal,” whose root word means “soul.” Supporters make this podcast possible, and they receive written transcripts of each and every episode.

37 min2017 JUL 8
Comments
What's in a Name? The Soul of an Animal

Geographical Place Names with Animal Origins

If I asked you to name some cities and countries named after animals, how many could you come up with?You might think of obvious ones, such as Buffalo NY; Beaver, UY; White Horse, NJ; orEagle River in Ontario; or Weston-Under-Lizard near Birmingham in the UK. But what about cities and countries around the world whose animal origins are much less apparent? Join me today as we explore our connection with animals through geographical locations inspired by animals. Supporters make this podcast possible and receive written transcripts of each an every episode. Become a supporter today.

33 min2017 JUN 26
Comments
Geographical Place Names with Animal Origins

Piggyback: Animal Words with No Animal Origins

"Piggyback" has nothing to do with pigs! In fact, there are many seemingly animal-related words and phrases in the Englishlanguage that have nothing to do with animals at all! In today’s episode, I offer up the backstory to words such as piggyback, monkey wrench, round robin, and spelling bee. Thanks to listener supporters who receive transcripts of every episode.

32 min2017 MAY 28
Comments
Piggyback: Animal Words with No Animal Origins

Animals in Our Bones: Anatomy Terms from Animals

By now you would have listened to the Animalogy episodes about the words muscle,coccyx, andtragus — all parts of our body. All words from animals.Today, we have an entire episode on a number of otherterms for parts of our anatomy that have animals hiding within.These and many more reflect how deeply rooted animals are in our consciousness, in our history, in our lives — and deep in our animal bones. Thank you, listeners and supporters! Supporters receive transcripts of each and every episode. Go to Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau to get your perks today!

24 min2017 MAY 21
Comments
Animals in Our Bones: Anatomy Terms from Animals

Vegetarians Eat Meat: The History and Future of the Word

The word meatgoes back at least as far as 731 AD, but it didn't mean then what it does today. Its meaning was much broader. Understanding the history and evolution of the word can go a long way in normalizing plant-basedmeats and eschewing the derogatory qualifiers:“fake,” “faux,” “alternative,” “imitation,” “mock,” “replacement,” “analog,” or “substitute." Words matter.

17 min2017 MAY 7
Comments
Vegetarians Eat Meat: The History and Future of the Word

Animal Characteristics in Word Histories: Who They Are in What We Say

Whereas the word veal in English simply means “flesh of a calf” and pork in English means “flesh of a pig used as food,” hidden in many of the Anglo-Saxon/Old English and Proto-Indo-European words for the living animals are clues about the physical, behavioral, or vocal characteristics of the living animals, reflecting a tendency to name animals based on typical attributes or activities. Supporters receive written transcripts of each podcast episode. Visit AnimalogyPodcast.com for more.

27 min2017 APR 16
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Animal Characteristics in Word Histories: Who They Are in What We Say

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