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25 July 2016

Inside Language | Peter Clarke and Kate Burridge look at those persistent expressions that reflect dead and dying attitudes

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Dutch courage, French letters, it’s all Greek to me… In the latest Inside Language podcast, Peter Clarke talks to linguist Kate Burridge about how outmoded attitudes have hung around in English.

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Duration: 9 minutes 7 seconds

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