Neatorama Posts Tagged "word origins"
31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From...

A lot of terms you might think came from science a...  ...actually came from science fiction. Some of those words , like robot, cryostasis, and spaceship were born...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/31-Essential-Science-Fiction-Terms-And-Where-They-Came-From/
40 Weird Word Origins

[http://youtu.be/q-HzyUm1cSg] (YouTube link)John G...  ...Tube link)John Green tells us the history of some words you never wondered about in the latest mental_flo...  ...d of creepy to think about. But there you go. The word Jumbo was a proper name before it meant "large."...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/40-Weird-Word-Origins/
10 Words Originating From Greek Mythology

English is a fascinating language, particularly in...  ...nating language, particularly in that most of our words come from other languages. While most words come from some sort of root words that have travelled from ancient languages to mor...  ...ncient Greece. Here are a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/10-words-originating-from-greek-mythology/
The Expression "Sweating Like a Pig" Has Nothing to Do with Pigs...

Pigs don't sweat much, so they wallow in the mud to cool off their bodies. So how did the English language expression "sweating like a pig" develop? It's actually a reference to pig iron, which is form of iron smelting:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/the-expression-sweating-like-a-pig-has-nothing-to-do-with-pigs/
The Odd History of the Word "OK"

Allan Metcalf has recently written a book about th...  ...recently written a book about the history of the word "okay" (in its various spellings). He has summar...  ...zed his findings in an article for the BBC. This word , Metcalf argues, is phonetically structured in su...  ...ands out clearly, easily distin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/26/the-odd-history-of-the-word-ok/
Dr. Seuss Invented the Word "Nerd"

According to the blog Your Mind Blown, the first d...  ...Your Mind Blown, the first documented use of the word 'nerd' was in the 1950 Dr. Seuss book If I Ran th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/dr-seuss-invented-the-word-nerd/
You Don't Know Jack...

Being born a Jill, I always have had an involuntar...  ...e Name: The name Jack came from a Middle English word , “jakke,” used to refer to any male, particul...  ...n who could do a variety of tasks. The use of the word “Jack” was only included because it was still...  ...and there are a variety of sto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/you-dont-know-jack/
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