Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Folk Etymology

I've been thinking, and reading, about folk etymologies lately. Interesting stuff. It tells you a lot about how the brain works, and how people are willing to believe the most appealing explanation.

Here are some examples.

Are there any others?? I think there are new ones popping up, but I can't think of any right now.

Oh: There is the one about goofy footed coming from a Disney movie. Although some people insist that is true, and Goofy does surf goofy in 1937's Hawaiian Holiday.


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attempting to silence the voices in my head.