Thursday, May 14, 2009

Etymology


So, having taken French in high school, and learning about cognates and their roots and blah blah blah I have since been way interested in the etymology of words. Especially how certain words are related.... like... yesterday I was trying to type the word "lady" but forgot the y, and lo and behold I had the word lad. Lad and Lady. Male and female. Related. WEIRD. NERD.

Anyway, today I was trying to figure out where the word "embarrassed" came from. And this is what crossed my mind: "I'm bare-a$$ed"

It would totally make sense. I'm not going to look up the real roots because I just want to think that some crass "olde" english speaking individual invented the word.

2 comments:

  1. thats how i always remember there are two s's in it.

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