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Peculiar origin of words

June 24, 2014


TRAGEDY –  it’s still not clear why tragedy means “goat song” in Greek. One theory suggests that goats used to serve as a prize or a sacrifice for the plays; which makes me wonder, what does goat song sound like? Probably very sadly, at least for all those goats. GOVERNMENT – there is a sinister mood lying in this word. The word is derived from Greek words […]

By which means?

June 19, 2014


by all means Without hesitation, surely, absolutely. X: Can you make me a sandwich? I haven’t eaten in days. Y: By all means. How would you like it? by no means In no sense, certainly not, big no. X: Can you make me a sandwich? I’m famished. Y: Who do you think I am? I’m by […]