Etymology of Words

Word of the Week: Yonnie

By Aishah Macgill If you grew up in Australia, chances are at some time you threw a  'yonnie'. For me, a yonnie is specifically a small smooth stone that you deftly threw over water and the Read More -->


By Aishah Macgill Shampoo. It has sunk into the psyche of us English speaking peeps like we invented the word. Did we? No. It is a Hindi word, originally from champo, meaning Read More -->

The Etymolgy of Words

by Aishah Macgill I have a long held fascination with the origin of words and phrases. Like the old story of why we say "bless you" when someone sneezes.  In case you don't already know, it stems Read More -->