Tag Archives: Words

The Origins of Easter

Besides the Jesus Part, Of Course

Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Ēostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Other accounts trace Easter to the Latin term hebdomada alba, or white week, an ancient reference to Easter week and the white clothing donned by people who were baptized during that time. Through a translation error, the term later appeared as esostarum in Old High German, which eventually became Easter in English.”

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Eskimo, Eskimo, Eskimo, Eskimo, Eskimo, Eskimo!

Obama signs into law ban of word Eskimo and othersPresident Obama has signed into law a measure that abolishes the terms Negro, American Indian, Eskimo, Oriental, Indians, Aleut and “Spanish speaking individual of Spanish descent” from use.

When will we ban the word government? How about bureaucrat and its variations?

I plan on using the word Eskimo as much as possible now. Let’s rename the Washington Redskins, the DC Eskimos!

When does the madness end? Sadly, it never does and never will.

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