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Only true brainiacs know the hidden meaning of these words

What do capuchins and cappuccino have in common? And mice and muscles? Read further to find out!


Every word has its history. Knowing a word's etymology, one can better understand its deep meaning. It widens your horizons and adds a special flavor to every word, creating unique images and associations in one's mind. Let's find out what lies beneath the present meaning of some words.


What do you think about these words? Did you confirm your knowledge or did you realize there are still things to learn?



What do you think about this article? Share it with your friends and see if they are true erudites like you!

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102 Comments
Lynn Ridenour
Type cases for hand setting type were arranged so that the small letters (a,b,c,d, etc.) were kept in the lower case where they were more accessible for faster typesetting. The case for big letters (A,B,C,D, etc.), not used as much, were set above the lower case, hence upper case.
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Dec 25, 2017 6:27PM
Roger Hope
Okay, alright!💋
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Jul 14, 2020 4:38AM
annalaxson
I didn’t have a clue
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Jan 27, 2020 6:31PM
jch
jch
Some I knew but there is always something new to learn.
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Dec 30, 2019 5:24PM
gthom
It seems even though I was super in English class, there is a whole lot still to learn. My mom was great with Latin & could figure out nearly any word. I should have taken Latin instead of Spanish!!
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Dec 26, 2019 5:09PM
Ailsa Lind Coates
I love the meaning or origin of words so found it extremely interesting.
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Jan 25, 2019 5:19AM
Julie Balzan
I learn from you every day. Thank you.
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Sep 30, 2018 12:48PM
Don Agey
Nice still means the same thing; foolish, or clumsy. That's why it's not a good thing when a girl tells you you're a nice guy
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Sep 1, 2018 6:47PM
Ilias Tsiabardas
You didn't Explain #11 the Origin Of the Word Helicopter. Helico = Spiral +Ptero =Wing. Greeck Origin. thank you
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Aug 23, 2018 5:57PM
Vic Afalla
very informative....
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Aug 18, 2018 8:40PM
Terry Turrington
Wrong about the term ‘ candidate’! White togas worn specifically by men (sic) hoping to be elected.
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Jul 22, 2018 4:34PM
Deena Grady
Very interesting; the last one made me chuckle.
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Jun 14, 2018 10:39PM
Cheryl McMeekin
Had no idea about any of it.
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Jun 7, 2018 10:52PM
Donald Edgar
Learned some new stuff
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Jun 6, 2018 7:17PM
Jacqui Golledge
Can we have more like this please
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May 20, 2018 2:23AM
Nancy Ure
Good to know.
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May 13, 2018 11:36AM

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