A programming note and a quick etymology.
The origin of the cocktail name “gimlet”, and its connections to early medicine, colonialism, and the rise of the multinational corporation.
This week, something different: people don’t think about their dictionaries enough–so I made an unboxing video to show you how exciting they can be!
The history of the word “Coach”: from a town in Hungary to college football.
The origin of the word “Cuckold”, and its connections to Valentine’s Day.
The history of the word “beef”, and its connection to war and conquest.
The history of the word “loaf”, and the cultural importance of bread.
The pagan Germanic origins of Yule and many Christmas traditions.
A story all about stories, and why we tell them.
Part 2 of the origin of the word “cocktail” and its place in history. [part 2 of 2]