Lexicon Valley: The etymology and history of the word grog with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

Too Much Grog Will Make You Groggy. But Where Does Grog Come From?

Too Much Grog Will Make You Groggy. But Where Does Grog Come From?

A show about the mysteries of English.
Dec. 15 2014 11:58 AM

Too Much Grog Will Make You Groggy. But Where Does Grog Come From?

Listen to Slate's show about the etymology of an 18th-century quaff, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

Etching by W. Elmes via Wellcome Library, London/Wikimedia Commons
Where does grog come from?

Etching by W. Elmes via Wellcome Library, London/Wikimedia Commons

Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 49: LinguaFile VI

Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss the etymology and history of grog with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer. For more on grog, visit Zimmer's Word Routes column on Vocabulary.com.

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