Wednesday, November 13, 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.

Earlier this week I tweeted about the fact that I think word bucolic sounds like a bad nasty disease, but it actually means something quite nice. For those of you who don't know, it means of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life. noun. 3. a pastoral poem. 4. Archaic. a farmer; shepherd; rustic.

So how did we get such a gross word for something awesome?

Bucolic is from the Greek boukolos, which means herdsman.

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