Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Oct 17, 2021  |  :   etymology, Habit, john-ayto, word-origins

Habits can be bad, like when they deter progress toward your current set of goals, and they can be good, like when they move you closer to your goals or align you with them (supposing the latter include a state). They are the way you spend your time, the way you think ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Sep 26, 2021  |  :   etymology, Insult, john-ayto, word-origins

Azealia Banks demonstrates as good an example of the word ‘insult’ as one could hope to avoid. Insult “The ‘sult’ of insult comes from a word that meant jump. Its source was Latin insultare ‘jump on,’ a compound verb based on ...

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