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Teddy Bears et al | Larry Paros Blog - funny etymology

Let’s talk eponyms today from epi, “upon” and onyma, “name” — words derived from the names of people. It happened to President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt while on a hunting trip to Mississippi. Members of his party stunned a bear, tied it to a tree, and encouraged T.R. to shoot it. The President refused. A cartoonist for the Washington Post depicted the event, and the story caught the fancy of the nation. The rest is history. A Brooklyn candy store owner, Morris Michtom, fashioned a teddy bear out of brown plush in 1902, the first of over 60 million cuddly creatures to bear his name. Less clear cut is case of a delicious log-shaped bar made of chocolate-covered caramel and peanuts. The founder of the Curtis Candy Company named it Babe Ruth in 1921 after President Cleveland’s daughter Ruth. But Cleveland hadn’t been president for nearly a quarter of a century, and his daughter had been dead for seventeen years. It was a blatant attempt by Curtis to avoid having to pay royalties to the Yankee slugger who was at the height of his popularity — a claim they still deny. The evidence, however, shows it, like the candy bar, to be quite nutty.

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.co.id – Minggu lalu, ketika ajang New York Fashion Week sedang berlangsung, seorang model bernama Teddy Quinlivan membuat heboh dengan mendeklarasikan dirinya sebagai seorang transgender. Sontak, pecinta fesyen langsung terkejut dengan pernyataan Teddy yang dirilis secara ekslusif di CNN Style itu.Karena Teddy cukup terkenal di ajang tersebut, dia cukup banyak mendapat kontrak kerja untuk berjalan di show beberapa brand ternama, seperti Marc Jacobs, Monse, Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu, Coach, dan lain-lain.“Aku memutuskan untuk mengungkap rahasia terbesarku ini karena melihat apa yang terjadi tentang situasi politik dunia saat ini, terutama di Amerika, yang sudah mulai bisa menerima keberadaan kaum transgender,” ujar Teddy.
Teddy Bears et al | Larry Paros Blog - funny etymology
Let’s talk eponyms today from epi, “upon” and onyma, “name” — words derived from the names of people. It happened to President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt while on a hunting trip to Mississippi. Members of his party stunned a bear, tied it to a tree, and encouraged T.R. to shoot it. The President refused. A cartoonist for the Washington Post depicted the event, and the story caught the fancy of the nation. The rest is history. A Brooklyn candy store owner, Morris Michtom, fashioned a teddy bear out of brown plush in 1902, the first of over 60 million cuddly creatures to bear his name. Less clear cut is case of a delicious log-shaped bar made of chocolate-covered caramel and peanuts. The founder of the Curtis Candy Company named it Babe Ruth in 1921 after President Cleveland’s daughter Ruth. But Cleveland hadn’t been president for nearly a quarter of a century, and his daughter had been dead for seventeen years. It was a blatant attempt by Curtis to avoid having to pay royalties to the Yankee slugger who was at the height of his popularity — a claim they still deny. The evidence, however, shows it, like the candy bar, to be quite nutty.
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Fun with Smart Apples - It’s time for a brief history lesson for all you smart apples out there (c.1920s). Around 1910, Black jazz musicians in New Orleans stumbled upon the Spanish word manzana, “apple” which also described a substantial tract of land—anything from an apple orchard to a city block. Apple then migrated into show business, synonymous with things large. As musicians made their trek northward, it came to stand for “the big city,” ripe with opportunity, and ready for the picking. It was “the big time “and “where the action was.”
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Do you know RAP? - Decrying the quality of things? Not worth a red cent (19thC.), you say, the coin once made of reddish copper. Not even worth a rap (1721). No knock intended, a rap was but a counterfeit coin circulating in Ireland in the early 18th century.
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Comics make learning fun, funny etymology, visual etymology by Larry Paros. Nothing shakes up the traders of Wall street up more than a good panic, as it did the ancient Greeks. The Greeks, however, knew its source, the greatest trouble maker of all the pagan deities — Pan.Not just your generic prankster, Pan struck terror into the hearts of all, from wood nymphs to human beings. Soon people began attributing to him any sudden contagious fright, naming it panicos, making him the source of all our panic.
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Comics, Web comics, funny etymology by LArry Paros.“Everybody’s entitled to that forty acres and a mule. You’re going to do the work, but you have to have something to work with. If you don’t have a job, where do you go from there? You hear people say Pull yourself up by your bootstraps, and you don’t even have shoes. You’re barefooted. What are you going to pull yourself up by? Our country owes every citizen of the United States of America a means of livelihood. Not a handout, but a way to make it.”
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Bones | Larry Paros Blog
It seems that anything you say will offend somebody — sticking like a bone in their craw. All the more reason then for my making no bones about it (15thC.), “speaking frankly and without hesitation”. Very little tickles people’s funny bone (19thC.) nowadays. It’s a nickname for the arm bone between the shoulder and the elbow, formally called the humerus. The ulnar nerve passes directly over that area, a good whack there resulting in a weird tingling sensation that’s peculiar or “funny.” That together with a pun on humerus, made for our funny bone which became “our sense of humor.” You don’t have to whack folks on it to get a laugh, just rib them a bit. Anything goes as long as it’s not done with malice. Ribbing is nothing more than good natured teasing, from either tickling a person around their ribs, causing them to break into laughter or poking them there while telling a joke. In time, our funny bone should return intact. I intuit it, or feel it in my bones (17thC.), the same way persons with arthritis have an uncanny ability to predict the onset of rain due to their special sensitivity to a drop in barometric pressure. And that is the bare bones for today.
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Folk etymology, as always provides a good story as to the origins of the phrase, though it really speaks for itself. But why pass up a good story?
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