Ever called anyone a “cretin”? Accused someone of “vandalism”?
Ever wonder about those vile and disgusting “cannibals,” and wonder if man-eating men are called cannibals because the word rhymes with “Hannibal”?
Well have I got exciting news for you. There are words in the English language that derive from entire groups, cultures, even civilizations from ancient history, that have become useful ways to insult your friends!
That’s right, if you’re a culture and you die out, you get to be summed up and immortalized forever in one convenient word that people half-consciously toss into their daily jibbajabba.
Behold… [Read more…]