Bowdlerize (or bowdlerise) means ‘remove material that is considered improper or offensive from (a text or account), especially with the result that the text becomes weaker or less effective’.
portmanteaus
Archaic and unusual names for relatives
Nothing is really known about the ultimate origin of the word elephant.
The origin of quid
Country name origins
A large number of birds received their names through the imitation of their cries.