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John Kelly

Dublin City, Ireland

Going down the rabbit holes of word origins | Writes: @atlasobscura, @mental_floss, @oxfordwords, @nameberry, @stronglang | Shakespeare: @bardconfidensh

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Sep 23, 2017

‘Megalomania’: dates back to 1885, based on a French formation, from Greek ‘megalo-' (large, great) and ‘mania’ (madness, frenzy).

Sep 23, 2017

RT @OxfordWords: Unsurprisingly, both 'rocket man' and 'dotard' crop up in this week's word watch: 

Sep 22, 2017

Does Ebenezer Scrooge hold the secret for the baffling origins of the word ‘baffle’?  #etymology

Sep 22, 2017

@krisgudavalli And the same Greek verb form is responsible for the ‘dote’ in ‘antidote’

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