Etymology of ‘Tag’
  • 19 July 2018
How factual is the claim that the name of the children's game 'tag' originated as...
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‘Antonin Scalia School of Law’ (ASSOL) Renamed
  • 7 April 2016
George Mason University subtly changed the moniker of a law school recently named in honor...
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Is ‘Emordnilap’ a Real Word? Is 'emordnilap' a real word?
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Did the Word ‘Swag’ Originate as an Acronym?
  • 26 September 2012
According to rumors the word 'swag' carried a clandestine message.
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Etymology of Crips What is the origin of name of the L.A. street gang known as the Crips?
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Cabal Is the word 'cabal' an acronym formed from the names of five ministers to Charles...
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The Origins of Tipping
  • 17 January 2003
Does the word 'tip' derive from the acronymic form of the phrase 'To Insure Promptness'...
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Golf: Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden? Is the word 'golf' an acronym formed from 'gentlemen only; ladies forbidden'?
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Is the Word ‘Posh’ a Shortening of ‘Port Out, Starboard Home?’
  • 15 April 2010
"Posh" is a word now best understood as a descriptor of something elegant or stylishly...
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Etymology of ‘Shit’
  • 13 August 2002
Was 'shit' formed from an acronym of 'Ship High in Transit'?
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Etymology of Phat Does 'phat' come from an acronym formed from 'Pretty Hot and Tempting'?
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Etymology of RICO Were RICO laws named for a film gangster?
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