Illustrated Etymology


1844, from berserk (n.) "Norse warrior," by 1835, an alternative form of berserker (1822), a word which was introduced by Sir Walter Scott, from O.N. berserkr (n.) "raging warrior of superhuman strength;" probably from *ber- "bear" + serkr "shirt," thus lit. "a warrior clothed in bearskin." Illustration: Adam R. Garcia

Designer Adam R. Garcia started this nifty project called Illustrated Etymology, where he invited artists to illustrate the history of words and their origins in graphical form.

Check it out: Link - via designworklife


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I'll send you a private email Alex. You can delete my last comment if you think its inappropriate. But you should understand that I have no desire to engage in flame wars. I will explain myself in email a bit later.
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Oh congeniality! Lord of all!

I'm not flaming Ted I'm asking him to be more constructive with his criticisms. But I guess you aren't going to ban Ted for instigating flame wars, you will only ban him if he succeeds in making himself an accomplice.
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