Weird Words Origins of these 35 Words Will Make Your Family Laugh

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26Wedding

Wedding

The word “Wedding” originates from the Anglo-Saxon word “wedd” which meant wager or gamble.


27. The slang term 'Quid' (for British pound sterling) which appeared in the late 16th century may have derived from the Latin phrase 'quid pro quo' which loosely translates to 'this for that.'


28. The word "carnival" originates with Carna, the Roman "Goddess of Pork and Beans", being later adapted by Christianity and folk legend to mean "meat-goodbye" at the last days before Lent.


29. Chewbacca's name is derived from собака (sobaka), the Russian word for dog.


30. The name "Ten Gallon Hat" doesn't refer to the volume the hat holds. It is derived from the Spanish word galón (braid), ten indicating the number of braids used as a hat band.


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31Gasoline

Gasoline

The word "Gasoline" does not originate from the word gas. It comes from the word "Cazeline", after John Cassell, who first commercially sold the stuff.


32. The word "bride" originally started as an old English word meaning, "cook."


33. The english word "caravan" is derived from the hindi word "karwan" meaning a "horse drawn carriage"


34. The term "spam" meaning internet junk is derived from a Monty Python skit. Spam makers Hormel, while never happy with the use of the word spam for junk email, have been supportive of the sketch and issued a special tin of Spam for the Broadway premiere of Spamalot based on Monty Python.


35. The word "testify" originates from "testicle", and in the past oaths sometimes involved touching the other man's testicles.

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