ORIGIN OF THE WORDS I

It's interesting to know where do the meaning of the words come from, although the main spanish words come from Greek, Latin and Arabic, there is in addition a great Anglo-Saxon influence. For example, we are going to see in some of these cases how we take some words and uses from English.

OK
This is one of the most used words and of which there is more controversy on his origin. One of the most well known theories explains that during the civil war in the United States, when the troops returned to their quarters without having no loss, they put in a great slate ' 0 Killed' (zero died). From expression ' O.K comes there.' in order to say that all is good. Nevertheless, it seems that the true origin is in several articles appeared in 1839 in the newspaper Boston Post to call the attention is wrong written OK like abbreviation of "all correct".

LEOTARDO
The name of this fit garment comes from the French acrobat Jules Leotard who used this kind of clothes. This word is an eponymous or word originated in an own name.

GACETA
It comes from "gazzetta", a coin used in Venice in century XVI. The venectian newspaper cost one gazzetta and for that reason the word is used to talk about to periodic publications.

SNOB
Did you know why is called SNOB to that one who wants to look a greater social position? In century XVII, the university of Cambridge decided to admit some granted scholarship plebians and to distinguish them of the rest of students they wrote down in the registration the expression "sine nobilitas" (without nobility, in Latin). Later they would short the term.

BIQUINI o BIKINI
Swimming costume invented by a French company in 1946. Named by the island Bikini in Hawaii with this name, where the United States carried out nuclear tests evacuating to their settlers.

CALENDARIO
The Romans called “calendas” to the first days of every month.

BOICOT
Charles Boycott, administrator of the Count of Erne, was so hated by his neighbors who got to refuse to work for him, to buy to him or to sell nothing to him.

SLOGAN
It is an English term that comes from the Gaelic as well and its original form is "slaugh claim" (shout battle) of the old Scottish clans.

ETCÉTERA
From Latin “et cetera” (that means what lacks, the rest)