Neatorama Posts Tagged "word origin"
Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Is From the Bronx, So What’s With the Name?...

Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream is not named for Hä...  ..., including semi-archaic uses in English like the word naïve, as well as in French, Dutch, Spanish,...  ...ages.So Häagen-Dazs is a thoroughly nonsense word . You'd have to be a real ice cream fan to learn h...  ...auml;agen-Dazs fans. But what...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/06/Hagen-Dazs-Ice-Cream-Is-From-the-Bronx-So-Whats-With-the-Name/
A Formal Undertaking: The Mortician’s Job Title...

(Image credit: John-Patrick Thomas)Certain profess...  ...he same way, and we hardly notice it anymore: the word mortician.It has a fancy, classical Latin feel to...  ...as more customer-friendly than undertaker, which originally referred to the contractor who undertakes all the...  ...it.Decades later, critics...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/10/21/A-Formal-Undertaking-The-Morticians-Job-Title/
Why are Breasts Called Boobs?...

Today I Found Out takes a deep dive into the histo...  ...a deep dive into the history and etymology of the word "boob." The word was considered impolite when I was young, but now...  ...histler takes us through its early uses, possible origins , and its other meaning as a slan...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/10/Why-are-Breasts-Called-Boobs/
Comic Origins of Phrases

The following is an article from Uncle Jo...  ...to literature? Here's a few choice phrases, which origin can be traced back to comic strips:Security Blank...  ...ast. Thanks to the comic strip, by the 1930s the word "milquetoast" had become common slang to describe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/comic-origins-of-phrases/
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