Tag: etymology

Hidden Etymologies of North American Cities

Find out where the name of your neighborhood comes from.

Jurassic Etymology: Name Origins of Dinosaurs

"That Monster from Ghostbusters" and his buddies.

Manhattan’s Hidden Etymologies

In the Island of Many Hills you find places like Hell's Kitchen, Nolita, and even Wall Street. But what do those names actually mean?

Why a Dollar is Called a ‘Buck’

This story is worth a buck or two.

Why a Dollar is Called a ‘Buck’

Wow, Michigan people used to be sooooo wealthy...

The Literal Meanings of Place Names in the US & The World

An amazing map showing what place names actually mean.
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