Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Know some unknown history of words................................

MOPED is the short term for 'Motorized Pedaling'.

POP MUSIC is 'Popular Music' shortened.

BUS is the short term for 'Omnibus' that means everybody.

FORTNIGHT comes from 'Fourteen Nights' (Two Weeks).

DRAWING ROOM was actually a 'withdrawing room' where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the
prefix 'with' was dropped..

NEWS refers to information from Four directions N, E, W and S..

AG-MARK which some products bear, stems from 'Agricultural Marketing'.

JOURNAL is a diary that tells about 'Journey for a day' during each Day's business.

QUEUE comes from 'Queen's Quest'. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen's Quest..

TIPS come from 'To Insure Prompt Service'. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on which was written 'To Insure Prompt Service'. This gave rise to the custom of Tips.

JEEP is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named 'General Purpose Vehicle (GP)'.GP was changed into JEEP later.


Anonymous said...

Wow, many things unknown.

I thought moped would be about being depressed and whiny.

Pop music would be about music that makes people pop their waist.

and that Jeep are the nicer son of Decepticon's leader.

Anyway, could you loose a little bit of the ads, not all, just enough as spice? It's covering and sidetracking your posts.And I hate when good posts hidden because too much ads, like this one.

See(Things That People Put IN Blogs That's Annoying):

Anyway, I came to your blog from Mylot, buddy to buddy?

Cortana Lain said...

This was very interesting, thanks. Didn't know many of them, so this was great. Have a few articles on my Info Writings blog that are as unique as well. Like the saying goes, "you learn something new everyday"!