Friday, November 27, 2015

Phonetic Etymology

Alas, English words do not always mean what they sound like they mean! :-)

By John Atkinson, at his Wrong Hands blog.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Punctuation Matters

This is like "Let's eat Grandma," but this time it's all about love. Or not.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Names of States

Here's a wonderful article that gives information about the names of all 50 states, plus a map showing the different types of name origins: Here's What All 50 State Names Actually Mean.

Oklahoma: From a Choctaw word, meaning "red people," which breaks down as okla "nation, people" + homma "red." Choctaw scholar Allen Wright, later principal chief of the Choctaw Nation, coined the word.