O'Leary exposes one of etymology's unsolved mysteries.
“dog” shows up out of nowhere in the 1200s (as “dogge”), replacing “hound” by the 1500s. “hound” is ultimately from PIE kwon “dog”, which also gives us “kennel”, “canary” and “cynic.”
Still no word on “dog,” but we’re good on “canine.” Moving on.
Religious fanatics everywhere will be thrilled to learn that there is, in fact, a connection between “Science” and “sh*t” (excuse my language). Of course, the correlation, at this point, is purely etymological but that shouldn’t stop Darwin doubters from having a field day.
Charts continue to reveal etymology’s unexpected connections.
Funny that “entertain” comes from “to hold together.”
A good day for the internet.
Sometimes, the internet is a dark and bottomless pit of useless information. And other times, its a well of knowledge just waiting to blow our minds while simultaneously providing us with water cooler conversation.
Thanks to Martin O’Leary and his etymology lesson, today was an educational one.