Adventures in Etymology

Adventures in Etymology

The Adventures in Etymology series looks into the origins of words, and finds other words that are connected to them. It started in March 2021 as an offshot of the Omniglot blog – I decided to record some posts, and it grew from there.

Words covered: quagmire, storm, virus, finger, bone, ghost, robust, weird, down, crotchet (♩), twilight, busk, chair, bureau, friend, butler, story, ship, wheel, kith and kin, caboodle, herb, wicker, peace, bandana, quibble, heaven, haven, chemise, obtuse, pronk, harbour, harbinger, amok, havoc, snort, jail/goal, brogue, quiver, nonchalant, befuddle, rubble, hallow, spell, jelly, investigate, quay, rabbit, campus, nostril, hat, library, photoptarmosis, sneeze, fever, dean, riddle, daff, puffin, secret, butter, roof, circus, tat, lead, quiet, frolic, nepotism, technology, pique, anniversary, fool, salt, sloom, knot, deck, timber, wood, paint, veranda, champion, dust, bizarre, rune, new, year, companion, tale, budget, gate, silly, nogging, ladder, etymology, adventure, word, wall, rain, neighbour, bucket, iron, yarn, ado, hedge, fence, circle, distract, mask, parsnip, balance, book, sky, exclamation, connect, paraphernalia, acme, enigmatic, window, mother, session, bread, music, april, egg, clock, shanty

You can find videos about most of these words on Youtube and Instagram, Tiktok.