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Do you ever wonder where words come from? Like how something got the name it did? Or how people's last names started?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:39 AM on Dec. 18, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Someone with a lisp was trying to take the Lord's name in vain, but couldn't say JE-SUS! It came out gee-whuz, but that sounded dumb, so it switched to gee-whiz, which also sounds dumb, but was intentional, so it's ok.

    Really, I have no idea and just woke up, and am feeling a little loopy. I do know last names started based on where someone lived, or what they did for a living and evolved from there.

    Answer by Pnukey at 7:53 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • Google how expressions came to be...there are some very interesting stories behind a lot of every day sayings.

    Answer by salexander at 12:52 PM on Dec. 18, 2009