etymology mythbusters

Does the word “cretin” derive from “Christian”? Were the Canary Islands actually named for birds? Did Alexander the Great’s troops inadvertently coin the word “bistro” when they occupied Paris? These and other quirky etymological claims will be on display throughout the event and confirmed, clarified, or debunked in this curious and culturally revealing dive into language history.

Posted October 19, 2015 in: by admin

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