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:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow, good to know!

Kay said...

Because they used rocks to pound things?

shwet said...

Good thing to know!thanks :)

Pat Hatt said...

A little more redefined than a rock at least

Bob Bushell said...

Rock on...............

RO said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Emmylou said...

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

happyone said...

Can understand how that came about. Interesting fact.

Sandra Cox said...

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

Kirk said...

After all, the first tools were rocks.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

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

Martha said...

Makes perfect sense.