Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Fact of the Day: Hammer

The English word hammer is ultimately derived from the Old Norse hamarr which translates as "rock". 

13 comments:

  1. Because they used rocks to pound things?

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  2. A little more redefined than a rock at least

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  3. Thank goodness for hammers. You never know when you're going to need them, right? Hugs...RO

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  4. Makes sense. I'm sure rocks were used as hammers once.

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  5. Oooo...I didn't know the word had a Nordic source. Makes sense....Thor and all:D

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  6. Can understand how that came about. Interesting fact.

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  7. Did not know that. Excellent trivia today....as always:)

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  8. After all, the first tools were rocks.

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  9. Now and then I reach for a rock in the yard when I'm to lazy to get the hammer.

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