12/31/2014 02:22 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Word Origins as Comics: Speaking and Writing Properly -- You Gotta Be Kiddin'!

Not doing "good" today? Cheer up! Check out a brief history of other verbal "transgressions," courtesy of the Word Police. Using a non-pedantic approach to word origins, our goal is to both educate and entertain. And what better place to begin than with the language we use, from Book One of a series of fifteen books of educational comics by Larry Paros.

This is the eight column from that first book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.





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