06/18/2015 11:43 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Word Origin Comics: Honeymoon, Shmoneymoon... Bah Humbug!

The honeymoon was probably invented by dentists who, by administering nitrous oxide ( AKA "laughing gas"), provided a cheap high while masking the hard digging required to get to the root of things-- leaving the patient to awaken to a large bill and the prospect of future reconstruction.

For a different story as to its origins, read on...



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