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Etymology Corner- Square

You rested in the Etymology Corner. But you’re still hungry….

Let’s talk about Square! I’m also a huge fan of this company, and fortunately their name is also a common word with a fascinating history.

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Etymology Corner- Dandelion

Who’s that flying through the sky? It’s etymology corner! Episode 4 of Wonderful!

So Rachel stole the bit of “Dandelion” that I was excited about. I’ll dig deeper into the “dens leonis” (that lion tooth idea has been around since medieval Latin) but first, some other names for the weed!

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Etymology Corner- Pretzel

Et-ymology… Cor-ner! Ep-isode! Three of Wonder-ful!

I was very excited to hear Rachel mention pretzels. My first linguistics professor was from Germany and she loved to happen about how we mispronounced “brezel”. Obviously pretzels came to the English world through German immigrants, but the root isn’t Germanic, but Latin.

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Etymology Corner- Skunk

Etymology corner time! *`\_^u^_/`* for Wonderful! episode two.

I was gonna do bar, because the first half of the episode today was basically just Griffin saying the word bar in various ways, but that’s a pretty boring etymology. Instead, let’s talk about one half of the components for that strong strong butt!

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