Mashed Radish is taking the week off for the US holiday of Thanksgiving, though I may sprinkle in a little etymology here and there as time permits.
In the meantime, enjoy the latest episode of the award-winning educational podcast, Grammar Girl. Its host and creator, the incredible Mignon Fogarty, reads an article I wrote for Oxford Dictionaries on the many side words in the English language. The episode opens with the fascinating roots of bailiwick, to boot.
Though inspired by the traditional Thanksgiving dinner’s many and delicious side dishes, my article dives into the surprising origins of such words as sideburns, sidle, and upside-down.
Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving!