Category Archives: Origin

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Origin of “Scumbag”


The link below is to an article that looks at the origin of a word that I have to admit to using a little bit – scumbag. 

For more visit:
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/05/word-scumbag-come/


Maps Showing the Origin of Words


The link below is to an article that includes a number of maps that trace the origin of certain words, including tea and beer among others.

For more visit:
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/european-maps-showing-origins-of-common-words-2013-11


Article: Origins of 10 Insults


The link below is to an article that looks at the origins of 10 insults.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49120/origins-10-great-insults


Article: 12 Words from the Aztecs


The link below is to an article that looks at 12 words we swiped from the Aztecs.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/50673/12-words-english-got-aztecs


Article: Early Theories on the Origin of Language


The link below is to an article that looks at some early theories relating to the origin of language.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/48631/6-early-theories-about-origin-language


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