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In the vocabulary of English, <em>quis</em>, <em>quid</em>, and <em>ubi—</em>meaning who, what, and where in Latin—are everywhere.
We have many games to while away long days, but where do these words like 'poker' and 'hopscotch' come from? Here’s the etymological past of 11 pastimes enjoyed by young and old.
Show your friends you’re no oaf this April 1 with these 21 foolishly fun synonyms.
Let’s reach into the etymological cooler and crack open the origins of some everyday booze names.
Antarctica has developed a lingo all its own.
With spring in bloom, let’s stop and smell the etymological roses and learn the origins of flower names like orchid, tulip, and violet.
Their etymologies, unearthed.
If sniffle comes from sniff and chatter comes from chat, where do fizzle, waddle, and flutter come from?
Many common articles of clothing and general fashion terms have surprising geographic roots.
The origins of these words are hiding right under your nose.
How would you explain what it means to think? This act, though central to our very humanity, is an incredibly abstract process. Behind many of our thinking words, however, are some concrete Latin etymologies, and they show how we like to understand our me
On Halloween, witches and werewolves, ghosts and ghouls, and demons and devils stalk the streets for tricks or treats. But the real tricks and treats—at least for the horror-loving word nerds among us—might just be the strange and far-flung origins of the