Judith Herman

Judith B. Herman is a Southern California writer with a thing for words and pictures. Her blog, WordSnooper.com, tells the adventures of Lexie Kahn, Private Etymologist. Thanks to Photoshop Judy uses her camera to document unreality.

Words
50 Spanish-English False Friend Words
History
30 Family Secrets Hiding in English Surnames
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15 Writers Who Were Also Medical Doctors
Movies
11 Strange Movie Job Titles—Explained!
History
6 Widely Repeated Phrase Origins—Debunked!
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The Delicious Origins of 11 Fruitful Expressions
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The Origins of 8 Curious Body Part Names
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14 Common Food and Drink Words With Arabic Origins
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11 Pairs of Unrelated Famous People Who Share a Name
Food
28 Keys to Decoding British Pub Menus
Language
11 Words With Meanings That Have Changed Drastically Over Time
History
10 Fashion and Beauty Items That Are Older Than You Think
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25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites
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16 More Words That Are Their Own Opposites
Language
12 English Words Derived from an Extinct Caribbean Language
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15 Words and Phrases from 1915
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12 British Legal Terms Explained
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30 Discoveries About Family History in Spanish Surnames
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11 Doppelganger Words: The Resemblance is Eerie
Art
27 Responses to the Question “What is Art?”
Design
17 Skeuomorphs That Show Retro Is Always In
Food
The History of the Hamburger
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15 Retronyms for When You’re Talking Old School
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10 Words and Phrases You Won’t Believe Are 100 Years Old
Fun
10 Ways Academics Say Comedians Make Us Laugh
History
10 Wacky Whoppers About the Origins of Popular 18th Century Phrases
History
7 Tall Tales About Life in the 1500s and the Origins of Phrases
Words
12 Animal Adjectives to Bolster Your Vocabulary
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11 Jobs Your High School Guidance Counselor Didn't Think Of
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10 Fun Uses for Old Card Catalogs
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13 Screwball Film Industry Slang Terms
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6 Feats of Aerial Photography Before the Airplane
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12 Words English Got from the Aztecs
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11 Names for Alphabetical Antics and Other Word Games
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11 More Words That Are Their Own Opposites
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14 Words That Are Their Own Opposites
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12 Lonely Negative Words
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6 Words English Got From Hindi
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11 Words That Don't Mean What They Sound Like
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