Word Origins Lesson of the Day

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Apropos for a gal from a family of educators, my wife in her spare time educates - in contradistinction to one such as myself, who in his spare time rabble-rouses. (No family influence in that, I would maintain).

This week, she explains the origins of:

Ku Klux Klan

If you have other words you would like to learn the origins of, please feel free to submit them here or in her comments section. I'm personally curious about:


I am told the latter do not fly, but I refuse to believe it.

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BlackOut said:

I'll take you up on this offer. I'd like the the background and origin of the word "buffoon".

Linda B said:

Thanks for the participation ... I'll post on this tomorrow!

Thanks, BlackOut, but I'm not sure I like where this is heading ...

BlackOut said:

No where in particular. Just a personal curiosity.

Linda B said:

Sorry it took so long, but I have posted the meanings of your words! Hope you find it enlightening!


BlackOut said:

Thank you. Very informative.

Jack said:

Entschuldigen Sie bitte, aber wir kann die spanische Sprache
nicht sprechen. Wir sind Nazis, nicht war?

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