All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘etymology’

Where the Word Soccer Comes From


I’m contemplating the word soccer and why we are the only country in the world that doesn’t call the game football. It certainly seems to be an appropriate name. I’ve thought it would make more sense to call soccer football, and what we call football something like tackleball or smashball. But no one’s asking me.

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Where Did OK Come From?


Words are fascinating, but one of the frustrations that comes with etymology — the  study of word origins — is …

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Think Thankful Thoughts


I learned today that the word thank is derived from the word think. Its original meaning, according to the Oxford …

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