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Sean ONeill

Sean O’Neill is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Chicago. Creator of the graphic novel Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune, he really can draw that fast. Seriously.

Negative Words That Turned Into Positive Words
The Story of American Sign Language
Horrible Jargon We've Totally Gotten Used To
The Story of the Umlaut
French Phrases Hidden in English Words
Why Do Animals Make Different Sounds in Different Languages?
Why Do We Say 'Merry' Just for Christmas?
Word Origins Hiding in Plain Sight
Why Does Germany Have So Many Different Names?
Fancier Words for the Shapes in Your World
How Did Language Begin?
Where Do the Days of the Week Get Their Names?
Why Does 'Terrible' Mean Bad and 'Terrific' Mean Good?
What's the Real Origin of OK?
The Evolution of 'Dude'
Why Is Y Sometimes a Vowel?
These Words Aren't the Words You Think They Are
Why Is English Spelling So Weird?
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