30 Words with Surprising Origins


If you’re like me then you’re probably all into using words to speak to make your point and order food at restaurants. Maybe you like to point and grunt like Roach from The People Under the Stairs (SHOUT OUT WES CRAVEN – RIP, BABY).

Words are cool and sometimes you’d like to learn where the words you use come from because it’s cool to learn stuff. The study of the origin of words is called etymology – there, now I’ve already learned you something – so that’s cool!

Here’s a list of 30 words with surprising origins: