Word Drops

A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities

Ranked #87 in Etymology

If you're logofascinated, you are literally spellbound by language.

This surprising compendium of 1,000 facts about words, language and etymology is here to inspire your curiosity and delight in discovery. In Word Drops, you can delve into a smattering of unexpected connections and weird juxtapositions, stumble upon a new or remarkable word, or learn of many a bizarre etymological quirk or tall tale.

- Did you know that the bowl made by cupping your hands together is called a gowpen?

- And speaking of bowls, the earliest known reference to...

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