Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Nov 23, 2021  |  :   etymology, john-ayto, Start, word-origins

A start-up is like a chemical reaction Why Start? Starting anything is one of the most exciting and well-loved human experiences. How do you feel when you: Start your car? Start a journey or vacation? Start a new friendship? Start your lawnmower? Start working out? ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Oct 31, 2021  |  :   etymology, john-ayto, Rush, word-origins

[An elite endurance athlete, at the Glen Coe Skyline 2018 - Skyrunner Word Series, tackles tough terrain in the Scottish Highlands. Etymologically, the derivative of rush, referring to the release of epinephrine (adrenaline) during among other activities elite endurance ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Oct 22, 2021  |  :   etymology, john-ayto, Team, word-origins |  Updated:    22 Aug 2021

While there is an i in tie, which is distantly related to team through teem, or etymologically, ahem.., abundance, the adage “there is no i in team” remains valid etymologically. But what does it mean? Great leaders, team builders, and coaches emphasize team ...

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Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Oct 17, 2021  |  :   etymology, habit, john-ayto, personal-development, psychology, word-origins

Hello Habit 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 ...

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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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