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Surprising Etymologies

There are words and phrases we use that have the most unexpected origins. On this Harklist, we’ll look at the most amazing etymologies of everyday words.
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  • Spanish Flu Did Not Come from Spain
    Spanish Flu
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  • The Amazing Origin of “Stealing My Thunder”
    92. To Err Is Human
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  • ‘Dude’ Originally Meant Something Very Different
    Lexicon Valley No. 36: The Dude Abides
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  • Why Do We Say It’s Raining Cats and Dogs?
    Life of Riley - 7 October 2019
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  • The Word ‘Avocado’ Comes From Where...?!
    Etymology (WORD ORIGINS) with Helen Zaltzman of The Allusionist Podcast
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  • Turkeys Have Nothing to Do with Turkey
    Episode 63: Turkey
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  • The Very Gruesome Origin of Everyday Words
    Sinister
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  • The Literal Meaning of “To Pop Your Clogs”
    Why do we say pop your clogs?- 27 Feb 14
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  • The Surprising Origin of the Word “Vaccine”
    The Crime of Refusing Vaccination
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Lexicon Valley No. 36: The Dude Abides
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Life of Riley - 7 October 2019
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Etymology (WORD ORIGINS) with Helen Zaltzman of The Allusionist Podcast
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Why do we say pop your clogs?- 27 Feb 14
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The Crime of Refusing Vaccination
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