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.
The origin of the word ‘etymology’ leads to an explanation of the basics of Proto-Indo-European, Grimm’s Law, and comparative philology.
The custom of costumes — inspired by Halloween, an exploration of the language of fashion and fashion as a language.
The roots of ‘ambition’ and other political vocabulary show the way language changes with society’s changing values.
From stilts to skates: the obscure word “Scatch”
The surprisingly fascinating history of “Linoleum” – and trademarks!