Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday WOLF

I've got a collection of random information in my brain that makes me an awesome Trivial Pursuit partner, but is completely useless when it comes to real world application. Like say, job applications. I thought I'd share some of this random crap with you in the form of another acronym-ific series. I give you - Word Origins from Left Field - that's right, the WOLF (oh, how clever is she? She made an acronym out of her agency's name!) Er... ignore the fact that the "from" doesn't fit.

Here's a fun one for you today. Ever use the word fundamental? Sure you have. It means means a basic building block, something that you must have.

And it comes from the Latin fundament which means... ass.

Yep. And while we all probably wish our asses were a slightly firmer foundation than they actual are, it still makes for some pretty great wordplay.

For example, "Testing is a fundamental part of the education system."

Ahem.

7 comments:

Kelli Beck said...

Haha! That is good information to know!

Debra McKellan said...

*giggle*

Mindy McGinnis said...

The more you know...

TeenLibrarianChristina said...

LOL!! I love it!! Thanks for the enlightenment!

TeenLibrarianChristina said...

LOL!! I love it!! Thanks for the enlightenment!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

See now, if I had learned stuff like that in Latin class, I might've gotten a better grade. :)

Matt Sinclair said...

I love also that it's a root for "foundation." Lord knows I've known several asses in the foundation world. How appropos!