The Bizarre Origins of 13 Everyday Words: VIDEO

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  1. Anita Bryant liked Orange Juice.

    Posted by: GB | Mar 25, 2013 4:07:25 PM


  2. Close - cranky most likely comes from the German word for sick - krank

    Posted by: Bilstr | Mar 25, 2013 5:47:08 PM


  3. Some of these are very speculative.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 25, 2013 6:22:33 PM


  4. "Arby's", is based on R. B., the initials of Raffel Brothers.

    Posted by: sean | Mar 25, 2013 6:46:16 PM


  5. "Orchid" means "testicle". The medical term for castration is "orchidectomy".

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Mar 25, 2013 7:53:15 PM


  6. I'm gonna keep "farted quietly" for describing those ideas that.. well.. yeah...

    Posted by: rdiac | Mar 26, 2013 6:35:26 AM


  7. "farted quietly and left the room"... Could that be a thing to describe the prop8 crowds' last act?

    Posted by: rdiac | Mar 26, 2013 6:39:15 AM


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