Various & Sundry XXVIII

If you’re an etymology freak like me, raise your hand.

*cricket cricket*

Anyway. Check this out. Bet you didn’t know some of these: People Who Became Nouns


You know how they say it’s physically impossible to lick your own elbow? Mm-hm.



Here lies everything you always wanted to know about donkeys and mules.


Awesome site that suggests movies according to eight basic human emotions.


Colgate toothpaste likely wouldn’t be very popular in, say, Mexico or Peru or Venezuela or Costa Rica. In Spanish, colgate translates to “go hang yourself.”


4 thoughts on “Various & Sundry XXVIII

  1. Ross

    Etymology freak here too. But also massive, clinically diagnosed entomophobe. You might enjoy this link about word origins (although page 2 has language that may violate ‘the law.’)


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