790 – ‘Laureate’ Is Good. Why Is ‘Resting on Your Laurels’ Bad? ‘Smarmy.’

If getting laurels is good, and being a Nobel laureate is good, how did we get to “resting on your laurels” being bad? Also, we learn that the word “smarmy” started as a joke (in fact, a kind of familect story).

Read the transcript: Laurels. Smarmy.

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