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.
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’.
Archaic and unusual names for relatives
Nothing is really known about the ultimate origin of the word elephant.
The origin of quid