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Dad? Pops? Father? Why Are There So Many Names for the Same Person?
Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June, but many of us refer to our male parents as dad or papa rather than by the more formal father. Why does English have so many names for the same person? And, where do they all come from? Like the names for our female parents, papa and its many variations were primarily imitative of the first sounds that …
Why Do We Say “Beware The Ides Of March”?
The Ides of March, better known as March 15th, marks an inauspicious anniversary associated with treachery and ill fortune. But, how did a day that was once celebrated by the Romans become so heavily steeped in superstition?
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