Tag Archives: interest-names

  1. How Did The Month Of May Get Its Name?

    May may seem like a little simple name, but its origin is actually fairly complex and interesting. Sit back and read up on this little word’s … big history. What does May mean? The fifth month of the Gregorian calendar, May, is defined as “the fifth month of the year, containing 31 days.” Got it. But where did this name come from? The name for …

  2. Why Is The Name “Jack” Used In So Many Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales?

    Since Jack went up the hill with Jill, Jack jumped over the candlestick, and Jack climbed the beanstalk (to name just a few of his exploits,) he must be wiped out. Doesn’t it seem like a disproportionate number of nursery rhymes and fairy tales contain a hero named Jack? Is this just a coincidence? What’s a nursery rhyme vs. a fairy tale?  First things first, …

  3. Yum Alert! Girl Scout Cookie Names Explained

  4. Where Did The World’s Most Popular Pet Names Come From?

  5. What Are Some US City Names That We Are All Pronouncing Wrong?

    Even if you have lived in the US your whole life there are still cities that you probably pronounce wrong. So, what is the right way to say them? Watch on!
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    What Is The Longest Palindrome In English?

    Poor Dan is in a droop. Sit on a potato pan, Otis. What do these—admittedly very unusual—sentences have in common? They’re palindromes. Palin-what-in-the-what-now? What is a palindrome, and where does the word come from? A palindrome is a word, sentence, verse, or even number that reads the same backward or forward. It derives from Greek roots that literally mean “running back” (palin is “again, back,” and …

  7. Why Roman Numerals Are The Super Bowl’s Signature

    Sure, the Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the world (World Cup fans, feel free to weigh in here), and an unofficial national holiday in the United States. But, do you know how the Super Bowl got its name? Or why it uses Roman numerals? How did the Super Bowl get its name? In the 1960s, American pro football was divided …

  8. What Do The Names Of Our Favorite Superheroes Mean?

    We love superheroes. Without them, there would be no one to fight crime in ... leotards and capes! And we have to admit, they have pretty cool names, too. Who wouldn't want the nickname Spidey? But have you ever wondered what their names really mean?
  9. What Do You Call These Bodily Functions?

    What do you call that red bump on your skin? How about that dried snot in your nose? Get ready for some bodily function talk ...
  10. Character Naming Tips For Writers

    Choosing names for fictional characters seems like one of the “fun” parts of writing … until you actually have to choose them. It appears simple on the surface, but there’s a lot more that goes (or should go) into the process than just picking a name you like or a random one out of a hat. While Juliet famously argued that a rose by any …