What is the study of word origins?

Answer Etymology is the study of word origins, not to be confused with entomology, which is the study of insects. Several online sources, such as the Online Etymology Dictionary, offer the origins of many... Read More »

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How to Use Word Origins?

The English language owes its wide and varied vocabulary to utilizing words from other languages. Although English is a Germanic language, throughout history it has strong influences from Latin, Fr... Read More »

What is another word for fart.?

AIR BISCUIT: As in "Who launched an air biscuit?"AIR BUFFET: Like an air biscuit, but hangs around a long time and may be revisited many times.BARKING SPIDER: The instrument through which the fart... Read More »

Why do people like to smell their own fart but get grossed out when smelling other people fart?

First off, who wipes their boogers on the covers>? That's really kinda gross. Anywho, it's true that most people don't mind the smell of their own farts or poos. But I'm not completely sure as t... Read More »

What are the origins of the donut?

Around 1847, Elizibeth Gregory, a New England ship captain's mother, made a deep-fried dough that used her son's spice cargo of nutmeg, cinnimon, and lemon rind. She made the deep fried cakes for s... Read More »