27 Weird And Interesting Facts About Words You Might Not Know

Published 5 years ago

Every day we use thousands of words without really thinking about them. But have you ever stopped to think that every single word you use has some sort of origin story? The Book Of Everyone has recently created a series of amusing illustrations called #wordnerd, explaining the origins of some of the weirdest words and phrases we use every day. So if you’ve ever been curious about what does a gymnasium have in common with being naked or what on Earth is a Dutch feast, these illustrations are exactly what you’re looking for. Check them out in the gallery below!

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#1 Daisy

#2 Gymnasium

#3 Dutch Feast

#4 Doryphore

#5 Audio And Video

#6 Bluetooth

#7 Girl

#8 E

#9 Bully

#10 Acnestis

#11 Cappuccino

#12 Helvetica

#13 Asinine

#14 Dulciloquent

#15 Atrate

#16 Baisure

#17 Floccinaucinihilipilification

#18 Harlot

#19 Pandiculation

#20 Magniloquent

#21 Muscle

#22 Janitor

#23 Host And Guest

#24 Agelastic

#25 Bathos

#26 Buccula

#27 Mythomania

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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