Category Archives: mysteries

  1. Greek Mysteries, N-Grams, and Deer Ankles

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    October 12, 2018 by libroshombre

    It’s no mystery; the old Greeks’ word “mysteria” meant “secret rite or doctrine,” according to the Online Etymology Dictionary, and …
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  2. Cryptogamists, Eructers, and Wykyn de Worde

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    May 14, 2018 by libroshombre

    As Welsh poet George Herbert rightly noted in the 1600s, “Good words are worth much, and cost little,” but sometimes …
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