Cartoon etymology

A link from Karen Chung to this Joseph Fall cartoon of the 16th:


A naturalistic theory of word origins, based on letter shapes in the Latin alphabet. Preposterous, but entertaining.

One Response to “Cartoon etymology”

  1. Robert Coren Says:

    See also Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So Story” about the invention of the alphabet.

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