Saturday, July 4, 2015

Fact of the Day: Fossil

The English word fossil comes from the Latin fossilis which means "dug up". 

19 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

True as can be. nothing wrong with being literal

Emmylou said...

Kewl:D Happy 4th to you and Daisy!

DeniseinVA said...

Fascinating. I never knew that. Thanks Adam and Happy 4th of July.

Manzanita said...

You never know what's coming when you start digging. Happy Independence Day to you and Daisy and your family.

Bob Bushell said...

Dug up, hum, makes me think...........

Anonymous said...

That dude needs a burger.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Happy 4th of July!

Stephanie Faris said...

I learned something today! Happy 4th.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Well that certainly makes sense.

Christine said...

We have so many words originating from Latin. I am so old I remember when they used to say the Catholic mass in Latin. I actually took and passed Latin in high school but then I did like languages.

Mary Kirkland said...

I think it might be cool to find a fossil.

Linda said...

Very cool fact.

Blogoratti said...

Its great to learn something new, thanks for sharing.

stephen Hayes said...

I wish I remembered more of my eight years of Latin.

Kay said...

Gracious! That's another thing I didn't know.

Caro * said...

Very interesting :)

bj said...

good fact...

Blue Grumpster said...

I see one every day when I wake up in the early morning. It's scary, I tell ya.

Blue Grumpster said...

That ... I didn't know.