What two letters were removed to
coin the word sport?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
d and i
To enjoy yourself is to
disport. Eventually, the games people played
to disport came to be called sports. The word
disport derives from the Old French
desporter, which literally means "carry away"
(your mind from seriousness).
Copyright 1998-2009 Blair Arts Ltd. All rights reserved.