I’ve got a collection of random information in my brain that makes me an awesome Trivial Pursuit partner, but is completely useless when it comes to real world application. Like say, job applications. I thought I’d share some of this random crap with you in the form of another acronym-ific series. I give you – Word Origins from Left Field – that’s right, the WOLF (oh, how clever is she? She made an acronym out of her agency’s name!) Er… ignore the fact that the “from” doesn’t fit.
Here’s a fun one for you today. Ever use the word fundamental? Sure you have. It means means a basic building block, something that you must have.
And it comes from the Latin fundament which means… ass.
Yep. And while we all probably wish our asses were a slightly firmer foundation than they actual are, it still makes for some pretty great wordplay.
For example, “Testing is a fundamental part of the education system.”