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"Muscle": an etymology


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Excerpt: Okay, I haven't actually taught a high school English class in a couple years, but old habits die hard. Or something. Anyway, the word muscle comes from the Latin word for mouse. Because they thought that that's what muscles looked like: mice curled up under our skin. How much am I the kid from Jerry Mcguire now?? Ah well, I think it's kinda neat trivia. As we all work toward having WARTHOGS, not tiny little mice, under our skin!

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    "Muscle": an etymology

    Okay, I haven't actually taught a high school English class in a couple years, but old habits die hard. Or something.

    Anyway, the word muscle comes from the Latin word for mouse. Because they thought that that's what muscles looked like: mice curled up under our skin.

    How much am I the kid from Jerry Mcguire now??

    Ah well, I think it's kinda neat trivia. As we all work toward having WARTHOGS, not tiny little mice, under our skin!

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    etymology--boy -- a word from the past !!

    I use to love english class--- only class that held my attention. After having so many kids, I seem to have developed A.D.D.

    Great lesson for today Buksoon--- will have to pass that one along

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    So what's the etymology for clambutteroil?

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    I'm stumped on this one Sassy.....clambutteroil???? Sounds kind of kinky hee hee

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    Its a joke -- clenbuteral....

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    I knew it was ...... thought maybe your spell chk was messed up like mine Truly, sounds like something my husband would call it---- referring to it as some new lubrication I will pass that one on to him......he and I are pretty odd

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    Originally posted by Sassy69
    So what's the etymology for clambutteroil?
    Clambutteroil comes from the Latin phrase...Dorkus Malorkus...or in laymens terms it means..."I have not researched the things that I want to ingest into my body...I just heard about it from a guy in the gym."

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    Clam-butter-oil and some fettucine--makes a great meal

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