Snake Oil
Everything Everywhere Daily · 9 minutes ·

Snake Oil

If you were to call someone a snake oil salesman, it usually means they are trying to defraud someone, and more specifically it often implies making false medical claims.

But what exactly is snake oil, and why did it develop such a bad reputation, and why specifically do we use snake oil for such a negative metaphor?

Learn more about snake oil and why we still reference it on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
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