Tag Archives: etymology

All Heroes Have Historically – or at Least Etymologically – Been Women

[For Women’s History Month, an archived post on heroics.] When I think of heroic women I think of them as heroes, not heroines. For one thing, the name Hero has been a woman’s name far longer than the English language has been around. And for … Continue reading

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Putting a Coat of Wax on False Bible Teaching

[From the archives.] False Etymologies Sometimes people can use a word’s origin to help us understand spiritual matters. Like you’ll be hearing a sermon and they tell you, “In Isaiah 7:14, the original Hebrew word ‘Immanuel’ means ‘God with us.’” Of … Continue reading

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7 Things to Know About Words, Writing, and Making Things Up

Seven things I know about writing: It’s spelled “whoa”, not “woah”. Horses know the difference. For those who don’t get the horse reference, please refrain from using the word “whoa” no matter how you choose to spell it. We spell … Continue reading

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7 Things To Know About Writing And Words (which may or may not help your writing)

Seven things I know about writing: It’s spelled “whoa”, not “woah”. Horses know the difference. For those who don’t get the horse reference, please refrain from using the word “whoa” no matter how you choose to spell it. We spell … Continue reading

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Singing Celts and Walk-in Tubs

The internet radio station I listen to at work is tuned in to a Celtic music station right now. Gaelic Storm, The Irish Rovers, The Chieftains, The Tossers, and a ton of people you’ve never heard of are on it. I … Continue reading

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