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TONIGHT! Learn the origins of phrases ad terms like “High on the Hog,” “How Bout Them Apples?” and “Cakewalk!” It’s the histor of FOOD SLANG!
WHERE: On H2 (History 2) @more2history – Channel – Check your listings
WHEN: 7:00 pm PST – 10:00 pm EST
WHY?: You LOVE History!
Tonight! H2 presents “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. The six episodes in Season 1 were: “Guns, Booze, and Politics,” focusing on common phrases during the Prohibition Era that related to politics, firearms and alcohol, such as pork barrel projects, slush funds, lame ducks, falling off the wagon, teetotaler, bootlegger, and skid row; “Them’s Fighting Words,” highlighting idioms popularized during periods of war, from the American Revolution to WWII, such as basket case, Yankee, bought the farm, sideburns, deadlines, and hookers; “Y’all Speak Country,” featuring slang of the American South, like y’all, rednecks, fly off the handle, having an axe to grind, and barking up the wrong tree; “Westword Ho!,” chronicling common expressions from the American frontier — riffraff, betting your bottom dollar, passing the buck, acid test, and heard it through the grapevine; “Coming to America,” documenting common sayings from immigrants; and “Talking Turkey.”
AMERICA’S SECRET SLANG
Premieres Sunday April 14 10:00 pm est/ 7 pst
CJ FEGAN challenges one of our Immortalizers tonight in an epic taxidermy battle – Tune into AMC on the west coast at 10:00 p.m. and mount up!
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Zach’s new TV show “Guinness World Records Gone Wild!” premieres tonight at 8:00 pm – TUNE IN!!!
Airs Feb. 14 at 10 pm. Here is the second episode! IMMORTALIZED on AMC!!!
Starring Zach Selwyn, Page Nethercutt and CJ Fegan!
TruTV has announced that Zach’s TV show “Guinness World Records Gone Wild!” will premiere Februray 7th at 9:00 p.m.!!! Zach serves as the play-by-play announcer for the series as Dan Cortese hosts from the floor.
ZACH’S FAVORITE SHOW “Impractical Jokers” is on the same channel.
Here, on set, Zach pays homage to the famous “Looking for Larry” sketch.
Zach’s busy summer continues, as he has been tapped to host the upcoming truTV show “Guinness World Records Gone Wild.” Alongside Co-Host DAN CORTESE (Hot in Cleveland, Veronica’s Closet) and Guinness adjudicator LIZ SMITH – Zach will provide humorous and amusing color commentary as people from all across the world will attempt to break Guinness World Records.
Set to premiere later this year on truTV, Guinness World Records Gone Wild challenges people to push themselves to do astonishing things for their place in history. The one-hour series is being produced for truTV by High Noon Entertainment (Tough Love, Cake Boss, Hurricane Hunters).
“Like the title says, Guinness World Records Gone Wild is a wild hour of television,” said Marc Juris, executive vice president and chief operating officer for truTV. “This is an exciting show that really puts you on the edge of your seat while also making you laugh out loud at the crazy things some people will do to break a record.”
Zach’s other TV show, Americas Secret Slang, is also slated to premiere in the late summer on History Channel or H2.
Click above to see the highlights from Zach’s July ESPN special “Jimmy Rollins: World Record Hit.”