Thursday, July 1, 2010

philology... mmmmm

What is the connection between 'smart' the adjective and 'smart' the verb?

Where does the phrase 'fit me to a t' come from or what could it have originally meant?

Regarding centrifugal and centripetal forces: one trying to get away (fugere) and the other to come close (petere).

If we feel blue if we're sad, green if we're envious or puke-sick, are there any other colors we can 'feel'?

Are 'creek' and 'crick' the same word pronounced by different people? Or is a crick a smaller stream, possibly from a spring, possibly more meandering and muddy than a creek?

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