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Wait. It's Not 'Spitting Image'? | YSIW

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This episode is a bit of a departure for us. Instead of a specific word we tend to say wrong, Kathy and Ross present Fletcher with groups of words we say wrong. (That theme is still the same.) 

Learn how dull as dishwater used to be dull as ditchwater. And spitting image? Well, that's a completely different story. (And really, what could possibly be wrong in a doggy-dog world?) 

We're discussing the origins of phrases today. Have fun!


You're Saying It Wrong was recorded and produced at KMUW studios. Thanks to our language experts, Kathy Petras and Ross Petras. You can follow them at their website: kandrpetras.com

The show was produced by Fletcher Powell, with help from Beth Golay and Lu Anne Stephens. Episode art was produced by Jordan Kirtley. KMUW engineers are Mark Statzer and Torin Andersen. You're Saying It Wrong the book was published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, as was their new book, That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means. You can find the books at your local independent bookstore.

Follow You're Saying It Wrong on Twitter @YSIWpod.