John Kelly

12 Hats And How They Got Their Names
15 Subatomic Word Origins
16 Latin Question Words Hiding in the English Language
11 Game Names and Their Fun-Filled Origins
35 Words for Hiccups from Around the World
21 Words for 'Fool' And Their Oafish Origins
11 Boozy Word Origins
23 Slang Terms You Only Understand if You Work in Antarctica
The Fascinating Origins of 12 Beautiful Flower Names
The Multi-Faceted Origins of 12 Birthstone Names
24 Fantastic Frequentative Words And Where They Come From
14 Articles of Clothing Named After Places
15 Words With Origins So Obvious You Never Noticed Them
15 Abstract Thinking Words With Concrete Etymological Roots
20 Words in a Cornucopia of Fall Harvest Etymologies
13 Fiendish Etymologies for Halloween Monsters
The Etymologies of 13 Words From the 2016 Election
10 Words with Hidden 'Shoe' Etymologies
The Etymology of 16 Weird and Wonderful Olympic Words
The Delicious Origins of 18 Summer Fruit Names
The Origins of 19 'Skin' Expressions
14 Latin Words Hiding in Plain Sight
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