We here at Quiet Lunch like to consider ourselves a fine group of wordsmiths (’cause we like to talk good and stuff) so this week’s LYSL is a roster of the origins of words that we use often, if not sometimes too much. Words like “swagger”, “nerd” and “Yahoo”, for examples, are the ones that some believe to be new to our vocabulary but in fact have ties to early literature.
Word list courtesy of The Atlantic.
It is said William Shakespeare invented more than 1,700 words, many of which we still use today. The word swagger was first used in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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