Got that frivolous Friday feeling? I have exams to grade so, naturally, I was looking for a diversion this morning and thought I’d share three of my attempts.
Diversion 1: Identify the pun performed by today’s photo from doozzle.
Diversion 2: Check out the pronunciation humor in this Berlitz ad.
Diversion 3: Watch the short video on the etymology of the word, clue. And head over to Mysteries of Vernacular to check out etymologies for assassin or pants. (Thanks to Stan Carey for identifying these for me.)
I was entertained. Hope you are, too. Now I have to stop being diverted and get to those exams. Ugh!
- Mysteries of Vernacular: animated etymology (stancarey.wordpress.com)
- Etymology from A to Z with the Stop-Motion ‘Mysteries of Vernacular’ (tubefilter.com)
- Etymological Video Series: Mysteries of Vernacular (englishblog.com)
Is the answer to diversion 1 “cup of tea”? That would probably the be the first time I use “T” as a mass noun.
Ha! Right you are. And thanks for encouraging me to look away from those exams again 😉 Grading always reminds me why I get paid.