Onomastic Etymology

Etymology of Names

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ittybittyknowledge:

The word “gruntled” is a back-formation of disgruntled. It means "pleased" or "satisfied."

no no no no no, the dis- was put on to the original word gruntled to amplify the meaning. See, gruntled is the adjective form of gruntle, which means to grunt angrily. It comes from grunt + -le, the frequentative suffix. So, if you’re gruntled, you’re upset, but if you’re disgruntled, you’re pissed. Pleeeeaase don’t destroy the beautiful etymology of this word. No one uses the modern version of gruntled anyway! The 1938 back formation is a folk etymology!

(via thedailyetymology)

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emperortigerstar:

An official map of my empire along with statistics and a flag. Tourism is cheap and if you follow me on Tumblr, odds are that I can pull strings as emperor and make it free.

What’s the name of that island? Are there names for the other islands? If not, I suggest one be Khatul, or something like that.

emperortigerstar:

An official map of my empire along with statistics and a flag. Tourism is cheap and if you follow me on Tumblr, odds are that I can pull strings as emperor and make it free.

What’s the name of that island? Are there names for the other islands? If not, I suggest one be Khatul, or something like that.

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blogfrenzy:

water is wet

the sun is hot

leaves are green

Republicans are white

Ice is cold

Poison is poisonous

Grass grows.

sun shines

birds fly.

and brother i hurt people

I am heavy weapons guy

And this is my weapon



People are alive when they are born

Fish breathe underwater.

The platypus is actually not the only mammal that lays eggs, it is actually a trait shared with two other mammal, one being the spiny anteater

Flip flops are flip flops

I’m reblogging on tumblr

emperortigerstar:

askazureflare:

ask-pigpeter:

autumn-prose:

bkendermanandothers:

twinntasura:

aspect-rei:

pixlrush:

artfortheemperor:

nedertopsy:

trench-spy:

sheila-and-miss-pauling:

padalalalecki:

bromancing-the-stone:

yinx1:

sueanoi:

betweenthetights:

blogfrenzy:

water is wet

the sun is hot

leaves are green

Republicans are white

Ice is cold

Poison is poisonous

Grass grows.

sun shines

birds fly.

and brother i hurt people

I am heavy weapons guy

And this is my weapon

People are alive when they are born

Fish breathe underwater.

The platypus is actually not the only mammal that lays eggs, it is actually a trait shared with two other mammal, one being the spiny anteater

Flip flops are flip flops

I’m reblogging on tumblr

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wordfully:

so, this idiot is going to hungary to do some nerdy linguistic stuff for 2 weeks
i will try to update you on whatever is happening, because the classes at egg14 are awesome, but i can’t promise anything, because there might not be wifi there.
if i won’t be able to post daily updates, you will get a lengthy post when i come back. i haven’t set up a queue, i sort of forgot (i’ve been packing the whole day. forgive me). 

so yeah, stay awesome and have a great life in general
love, 
me

Have a great time!