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Word Etymology

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Vombatus, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Sometimes things keep me up at night. Questions on the meaning of life. And where / how certain words originated.

    So, question #1: goatse

    I really don't think that had anything to do with goats. ??? WTF.
  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Your right, YF. Their's something weird about that.
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I wonder about 'uncouth' and 'disgruntled.'
    Both are modern words, and certainly the latter is in common usage.
    But one never hears/sees 'couth' or 'gruntled' used.
  4. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Alcohol will help this.
  5. Fly

    Fly Well-Known Member

    Or jerking off.
  6. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    After we're done with word etymology, can we do the other etymologies?

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  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    And I've never heard of clement weather -- just inclement.
  8. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    OK, the context of the question came up during idle softball practice banter, and yes, beer was involved.
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I never understood why it's considered wrong to put fag on a cake, unless of course the recipient has lung cancer.
  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Because it gets icing in his butthole? I'll hang up and listen.
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Another great example, 'gruntled,' 'clement' and 'couth' - was isn't anyone using these words anymore?
  12. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Only if you're combobulated.
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