Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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.

We all have one and none of us need it. It's our appendix.

In Latin it means the part that hangs, and it's used in reference to our body part because that particular one kinda hangs out at the end of the large intestine. This is also why that little cross-referencing thing that hangs onto the end of books is called an appendix as well.

So why isn't your palatine uvula called the appendix?

It should be.

2 comments:

Debra McKellan said...

I think it would be confusing. lol Like the word diaphragm.

Mindy McGinnis said...

Right? Who thought it was a good idea to call it a diaphragm?