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Word Quiz!! You will love this one!

DID YOU KNOW THAT COMMON WORDS USED TODAY CAME FROM LONG-AGO LITERATURE?

Nothing like words to gather people around thinking, laughing, in deep conversations or debates. The history of words is a captivating study.

The words below are ‘common’ words that are ‘uncommonly’ known to derive from literature. Surprisingly, words written and used today were derived from books written from countless years ago.

Test your knowledge to see if you can correspond the “WORD” with the “BOOK and AUTHOR”.

  • Which book did the word “Tween” originate?

    • Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
    • The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
  • The book “Bunk”, written by William Woodward, used this word that we are all familiar with today.

    • debunk
    • bunker down
  • The idiom “Scardey-cat” (meaning: coward), was derived from this book.

    • If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Suess
    • The Waltz by Dorothy Parker
  • “Cyberspace”, is an unquestionably common word today but name the book it is derived from.

    • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
    • Neuromancer
  • Layamon’s “Brut” (ca. 1190 – 1215), also known as ‘The Chronicle of Britain’, is a Middle English poem. What common word derived from this poem?

    • hoodwink
    • unfriend
  • In the book “Ivanhoe”, written by Sir Walter Scott in 1820, you will surprised by this common word.

    • freelance
    • foolhardy
  • The word “Nerd” does in fact derive from a book written by Dr. Seuss in 1950.

    • Bartholomew and the Oobleck
    • If I Ran a Zoo
  • This word, described in ‘Gulliver’s Travels” written by Johnathan Smith (1726), derives from the name of a fictitious race of brutish beasts.

    • Yahoo
    • Google

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