Sunday, 14 September 2008

New Lexicon Additions are a couple of good words and their origins for the Lexicon! I love how even the most seemingly banal of words can still maintain a sense of intrigue.
  • disease: literally to "not be at ease" - to be sure, I don't know many spot sprouting, germ coughing, chicken noodle soup slurping people who are!
  • disaster: this word literally refers to an unlucky alignment of stars in the sky foretelling an inauspicisous event (the -aster actually means 'star' and also appears in astrology, asterisk, and asteroid, just to name a few!)
Gosh darn, I just love linguistics! *cheesy grin*

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