4/3: a weekend with words
I've been reading my students' word studies this weekend. I just finished, and I enjoyed it. Always wonderful to learn new etymologies (e.g., gopher comes from the French word for "honeycomb") and be reminded of ones I'd forgotten (e.g., squirrel comes from the Greek words for "shadow" and "tail"). My brother loves squirrels, so it was fun to text him this etymology, knowing it would make him smile.