We’re looking for the earliest surviving written English word–is it in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, on artifacts from the migration period, or in Latin?
Vermouth, Campari, and the Americano Way: the etymology of the Americano & the Negroni takes us from Visigothic rulers and Latin kings to Italian adventurers and the origin of the American dollar.
From creation myths to Frankenstein, croissants to cornflakes, through breakfast & dinner & matinées, and finishing with a short history of artificial lighting, we take a look at the etymology of “Create” and the roots of invention.
Looking at semantic change by examining the word “Evolution”–with some book history thrown in!
A new “Quick & Quirky Words” video – with words for good conversationalists, tricky words, & babblers!
Wherein Professor Awesome is a guest player on the History Through Games series, and his peace-loving kingdom of virtuous and diligent dwarves is oppressed by Scout Blum and Aaron Taylor’s vicious warmongers.
Digging beneath the sugarcoating to find the linguistic and cultural origins of the holiday treats in the Christmas stocking.