Etymology, “the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history,” is fascinating, but it is often also mind-boggling, frustrating and hilarious. Tumblr happens to be a great resource for finding some of most terrible and amusing examples of etymology, as it is a place where many millions of people keep their secret online collections of terrible and amusing things, and for that, I am grateful.
Check out some of the best examples of etymology so funny, so frustrating and so down right odd that it will have you wailing with innumerable etymology-related emotions.
Stories have power — be careful with the ones you let inside your head. pic.twitter.com/n1V6bX1EdN
— uunp ɯoɥʇ (@thomdunn) April 8, 2018
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