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Interesting Name Facts with Julie Hackett

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

― William Butler Yeats. Time to celebrate the hard-one accomplishments of our 2019 graduates. Woohoo!!! Way to go!!!

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All That I am or hope to be I owe to my mother – Abe Lincoln

As we prepare for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12, 2019, I asked myself… where does the word “mother” come from anyway? And when I get an itchy question in my head, I start googling my heart out.

As it turns out, a team of researchers at the University of Reading’s School of Biological Sciences recently released a study wherein they believed they have identified the 23 oldest words in all human languages. And guess what? Mother is one of them.

Here’s what’s remarkable about this linguistic research. They estimate that the word mother in its purest form is more than 15,000 years old. Languages are a funny thing – their longevity is only about 8,000 years before natural extension...

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Currently Fascinated by the Name... Huck (Finn)

A boy of heart & soul from the pages of one of the most beloved (and banned) books in the history of American Literature.

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What Does the Name Anastasia Have in Common with Easter?

Let's take a peek at Easter's history from a name-perspective, and more!

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The Name Abcde: The Boarding Pass Seen Around the World

One insensitive Southwest Airlines gate agent mocked this name, now (sadly) the whole world is mocking it.

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