Like you, I subscribe to several “Tips of the Week”.
This week, Tim Ferris sent this link: https://www.boredpanda.com/animals-about-to-drop-album-photos/
He’s right. With all of the doom and gloom right now, we could all use some laughs.
The link above made me laugh out loud several times and I thought I would share it with you.
Allergies continue to trip me up, but I’ve made my peace with it. I’ve shut down my live classes for a bit. On the bright side, this has given me some extra time to write for Word up!
We are now filming Volume 3. Should be available from Compass Classroom in a few months.
I am spending a lot of time researching words. Thought I would share one of my tools with you today.
If you have ever wondered where an English word comes from, just plug it into this site: https://www.etymonline.com/
Etymonline is a combination of two words. Etymology is the study of word histories. Online is, well, online. Slam the two together and you get etymonline. I use this site six days a week as I write Word up! (I try never to work on Sundays.)
This week, while researching the Greek word γράμμα/gramma, I discovered that the English word glamour ultimately comes from the word grimoire.
A grimoire is a book of spells. Turns out, glamour is a kind of spell you girls are throwing at us guys. I asked my wife about this. She just smiled and said, “Yep. And, it works, too.” Not fair, girls. Not fair.