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The surprising origin of "dandelion" revealed!
A "skulk of foxes," a "superfluity of nuns," a "business of ferrets" and other weird collective nouns
Exploring the fascinating origins of job names
The Viking influence on the English language
Cool facts about the word "orange"
Fascism and fajitas have the same etymological roots
The origins of the word "monster"
How the etymology of "Arctic" complicates the cryptic etymology of "bear"
An etymologist explains how Halloween candy favorites got their names
The racist history of the word "spook."
Never forget Christopher Columbus's linguistic crimes and horniness for manatees
Famed lexicographer's new book "Word Perfect" released with a ton of typos
A "buttload" is apparently a formal unit of imperial measurement
The oldest written record of "fuck" has been discovered — and it comes from a plague quarantine
The word "robot" originated in this 1921 Czech play
OK, here's a great explainer on the origins of the word "OK"
Breasts aren't "boobs" or "titties" but rather "tiddies" or "titays"
The story of 'cool'
Some folks call green peppers "mangoes" for a centuries-old reason
What's the story with "gross?"