Is your curiosity aroused when you read and then think, “ I wonder how that word came to have its meaning?” Two such words came to mind recently.
Why do many South Africans call their homes FLATS ? Perhaps because a flat suggests rooms all on one level. A theory put forward is that the word comes from the Old English “flet” meaning a floor or hall.”
HUMBUG could mean : nonsense, impostor OR a hard mint flavoured candy – British earliest documented 1750