Etymology

Etymology may sound intimidating, but it only has to do with the origin of words. The more you read into it, the more interesting it is to find out where our vocabulary comes from!

We cover everything from bizarre words, to words used on a daily basis. Check it out!

The Surprising Origin of these 5 phrases

5 Common Phrases With Historical Origins

It’s no surprise that when you delve into the everyday things we say, you’ll find that many of them are steeped in some rather interesting historical origins. So where do some of these common phrases that we say come from? Here are 5 of the most used phrases with fascinating backgrounds!

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Surprising Phrases From Ancient History

5 Phrases & Actions We Use That Come From Ancient Times

There are certain phrases that are part of our language that we use so much and don't consider where they originated from. Many of them even had different meanings when they were originally used. Find out which of these you use and where they come from!

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The Amazing History of Schadenfreude

The Surprising History of Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude - it's a mouthful, but it's one German word that many people are familiar with. But do you know what it means? Once you find out, it might become a word you use more often because it definitely is useful! Find out what this complicated but functional word means.

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Factoid vs Factlet

Factoid Vs Factlet – What’s The Difference?

If you're on this site, then you probably love random facts! Maybe you even tell your friends something interesting your learned from one of our lists. If so, there's a correct word to use to refer to a fascinating piece of information, and it may not be what you think!

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Apodyopsis

Meaning of the Word Apodyopsis

Apodyopsis is a real word. It’s not often found in modern dictionaries but dates back to ancient Greek. Let’s face it the word just sound so cool. When you learn what it means you’re going to fall in love with it even more. Do you suffer from apodyopsis? Find out here!

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