Category Archives: etymology

  1. Enticements of Etymology, Origins of Scoundrels, and Casey Gets a Hit

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    April 6, 2015 by libroshombre

    Ralph Waldo Emerson described studiers of word origins this way: “The etymologist finds the deadest words to have been once …
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  2. The Etymology of Soccer, Football, and Ageless Slang

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    July 10, 2014 by libroshombre

    The old Scottish poet Allan Cunningham once wrote about a time “when looks were fond and words were few.” That …
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