Premise: If you think about it, English can be confusing, especially to those first learning the language -- as George Carlin pointed out, we park in driveways and drive on parkways. While we take common phrases and idioms for granted, there's usually a back story. In ``America's Secret Slang,'' host Zach Selwyn explores how terms like ``slush fund'' and ``fly off the handle'' entered the lexicon. Revelations include how the circus gave America the word ``jumbo,'' how actors led to the word ``upstage,'' and a connection between George Washington and the word ``groggy.''
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