The architecture world is home to a bounty of words and terms that have some seriously deep etymologies.
The Battenberg Cake was given its current name to celebrate the 1884 marriage of Prince Louis of Battenberg to a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, also called Victoria.
English words of French origins, and how to pronounce them correctly
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’.
The word burkini has entered widespread use this year.
George R. R. Martin’s invented language in A Game of Thrones
The usage of ‘thing’ to mean ‘generally known phenomenon’ has become remarkably popular in recent years.
Nothing is really known about the ultimate origin of the word elephant.