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. Er… ignore the fact that the “from” doesn’t fit.
I’ve always thought that bucolic sounds like a bad nasty disease, but it actually means something quite nice. For those of you who don’t know, it means of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life. noun. 3. a pastoral poem. 4. Archaic. a farmer; shepherd; rustic.
So how did we get such a gross word for something awesome?
Bucolic is from the Greek boukolos, which means herdsman.