Famous Phrases: The Origin of ‘Giving the Cold Shoulder’ with Eddie Brill

HacksandWhacksPublished: July 15, 2015Updated: February 29, 201615 views
Published: July 15, 2015Updated: February 29, 2016

Have you ever wondered what crazy stories lie underneath the meaning of odd phrases and sayings? Let Professor Good N' Well end your suspense on this episode of Famous Phrases and Sayings, a HooplaHa Original series featuring comedian Eddie Brill.

This brand new episode follows Professor Good N’ Well, our in house expert on history and humor as he sheds light on the unsettling origin of the famous phrase, "Giving the Cold Shoulder". It just so happens that in 19th Century England, hosts would serve an inferior cut of meet to an united guest as opposed to serving a hot roast to an invitee. Hungry for dinner yet?

Eddie Brill has more than 100 appearances in both TV and film and is best known for his work on The Late Show with David Letterman. If you would like to stay connected to Eddie, follow him on on Facebook and Twitter.

Ready to find out more quirky stories of the origins of phrases and sayings? Check out the Infotainment Channel, part of the HooplaHa Network...and don't forget to smile!

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