Have you ever wondered what lies behind a word, not
just the meaning found in a dictionary, but its history
or story of how it came to be? That’s where etymology
Check out the Etymology Dictionary.
For example, take the word “gadget”, this is what it says:
“1886, gadjet (but said to date back to 1850s), sailors’
slang word for any small mechanical thing or part of a ship
for which they lacked, or forgot, a name. . . .”
or “happy hour”–“early evening period of discount drinks and
free hors-d’oeuvres at a bar” is first recorded 1961.”
Hmm . . . Wonder what it was called before 1961. Anyone want
to give a guess? Leave a comment. Also check it out. Find
something you’d like to share, post a comment.
Till next time