Words, we use them every day never wonder where they come from, or do we? Words like butterfingers and doormat have become a staple in our vocabularies and do assignment issues, but no one knows how they came about. Would you believe Dickens came up with many of them? Did you know that the first Shakespeare theater stood out to such an extent that the word “eyesore” was born? It’s true!
Philosophers were once avid studiers of the sciences until someone about a century ago started calling practitioners of science scientists. “Robot” was actually used to describe serf labor. For centuries, the English language has been evolving and adapting to meet the needs of the society that uses the language. If you want to know how we started using “workaholic” and “International”, read on, my friend. You’ll be surprised.