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Fun for Friday: Seattle Etymology

Seattle Etymology infographicThe Etymology Nerd is a fantastic site for those of us who love etymology and infographics! Here, you can find a BUNCH of etymology infographics, with a focus on place names in cities. But there are plenty of other etymology infographics too, dealing with a wide variety of topics.

I particularly like this infographic with etymologies of Seattle neighborhoods. We live pretty near to Bitter Lake, but I never knew why it was called that! Turns out it was because of a sawmill and tannic acid. YUCK!

If you’re looking for more cool etymologies in infographic format, be sure to visit The Etymology Nerd!


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