Whole Phrases Hidden in English Words

English is a language that's always evolving. Every day, we use words that weren't in existence 50 years ago. Then there are words that have been around a long time, but they've changed. One way the language has changed is by condensing sentences we use a lot down into one word. Lots of these words have a history that may be surprising to you.

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Linguist Arika Orent takes us on a tour of words that once were entire phrases, but became condensed with use. You might be saying something completely different from what you thought! -via Geeks Are Sexy


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