Tuesday, February 26

A Conundrum

I enjoy etymology. I like studying words, and how they originated. I relish pondering conundrums............of any sort, not just language...uh...

Well, anyway! I had a conundrum to ponder recently. So, if you are sick because you are driving in a car, you are carsick. If you are sick because you are at sea, you are seasick. If you are sick because you are flying in the air, you are airsick. If you are sick because you are moving, you have motion sickness. SOOOOO........... why, if you miss being home, are you called homesick? Shouldn't it be called awaysick??????????????????

What do you think?

2 comments:

  1. That's true! Silly people, inventing words that make no sense ;)

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    1. Yeah, the english language is strange...=D

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