I've been interested in word origins since I was very little. And I used to think the word "woman" meant, or was short for, "whoa, man!" (Seemed appropriate for public restroom doors.) Even as a child, I could see the "man" in the word. If we go back to the original concepts behind the idea, … Continue reading Whoa, Man!
It was not good that man should be alone. God said it. Adam had God for conversation (a heretical concept to some of us) and he had all the animals, which were tame at the time, for entertainment. Imagine—a guy on the loose for a few days with a dog to fetch for him, a … Continue reading Alone, alone, all, all alone.