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Patrice Oneal and Louis CK share etymologies

Patrice is being a silly goose as usual so Lou straightens him out and gives him The Business RIP Patriki.

A presentation of etymologies and the key role that they play in the English language.

The English language has incorporated more foreign words than any other language and as a result has the largest vocabulary of any language; over half a mill...

Nicola Pezzetta - Etymologies 270409

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Angels and the Children -- Etymologies and Endings, Natasha Lee

in the Beginning there were the Angels and the Children. and They had been there before so they knew what was to come. They line up, like good Children do re...

Freemason etymologies

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A homily given for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time. Given by Father Justin Lopina on January 18th, 2015 at Saint Francis Borgia Church. Reading 1 1 SM 3:3B-1...

SlangSphere. A Comprehensive Slang Dictionary (well-reseached citations and etymologies)

This dictionary promises to be one of the most comprehensive books of its kind on slang from across the English speaking world. A new slang phenomenon in the...

Freemason etymologies

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Freemason etymologies

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Real Story - SKT1: Chef Midas 전상욱!!

Just a small note: Most of the episodes of this series was done before some of the progamers like Lim Yo Hwan had to serve in the military because of the cou...

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The Aerogram
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:48:45 -0800

While his motivations have not been expressed publicly, our discussion can shift to the fascinating tale of the contradictory etymologies of both “Yankee” and “Hindutva.” There are many theories, and apocryphal tales about the origin of “Yankee.” The ...

Business Insider

Business Insider
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 07:02:43 -0800

But some widely repeated phrase "origins" are folk etymologies that have been passed on by word of mouth and AOL spam emails. Keep reading to see seven everyday phrase origins that are complete myths according to historical linguists, from "rule of ...

The Federalist

The Federalist
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:00:15 -0800

A number of these supposed etymologies, most of the really colorful ones, were attributed to “Ben Trovato.” The name is taken from an old Italian saying: se non è vero, è ben trovato. Roughly translated: if it's not true, it's a good story. These were ...

Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 03:23:04 -0800

Some etymologies trace the name China itself to the First Emperor dynasty (pronounced 'chin'), and so you might imagine that it would have a very special status in Chinese history. But the unified state barely outlasted the death of the First Emperor ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 04:24:34 -0800

Using existing Memrise software, a game-like resource with “educational memes” (mnemonics, etymologies, amusing videos) to help you remember, and algorithms to present you with words at the point at which your brain is about to forget them – the ...

Businessinsider India

Businessinsider India
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:00 -0800

These mostly charming and poetic etymologies humanize the familiar geography we often take for granted, presenting our history through an uncommon lens. Since translation of course isn't an exact science, Hormes and Peust caution that readers should ...
The Independent
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 02:44:55 -0800

A discussion on the 'Independent on Sunday' Comment desk about whether certain words (feisty, blowsy, bubbly) were sexist because they were almost always applied to women degenerated into a trawl through the Oxford Dictionary for the surprising origins ...
New York Times
Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0700

When Keds kicked off a retro advertising campaign in March as “the original sneaker,” the venerable brand tripped over its own laces. Claiming that “Keds are the first shoes to be called sneakers,” the company's Web site provided a seemingly ...

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