Patrick Foote of Name Explain talked about the origin of the ampersand in English and other Latin-bases languages.
Patrick Foote of Name Explain compiled an amusing list of different animals that have very misleading, if not completely confusing names.
Name Explain looked into the etymological origins of dog breed names, noting how some come from words describing the breed's characteristics.
Name Explain compiled an amusing list of common words used in the English language with unknown origins.
Name Explain explained how each borough of New York City was named using simple, but clever animation to illustrate this colorful history.
Name Explain shared theoretical insight about the origin of both the question mark and the exclamation point in Latin-based languages.
Name Explain looked into why what the British call chips, the US calls fries and what the US calls chips, the British call crisps.
The fast talking doodling music theorist and musician 12tone, along with friend Patrick Foote from Name Explain visually and verbally dug into the etymological roots…