Saturday, April 20, 2019

Fact of the Day: Latin Sock

The modern English word sock comes from the Old English word socc meaning "light shoe" but this was inspired by the Latin word soccus meaning "light slipper". 

7 comments:

Fundy Blue said...

Whatever the source of the word, socks are a comfort on a chilly spring night!

Christine said...

Interesting, like those socks!

Elisabeth said...

How interesting! Despite the fact that I personally hate socks and prefer to be barefoot, socks unite us all. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving me a kind comment.

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Red said...

I read your word of the day all the time. When I was teaching I always had a word of the day on the "black board".

Mary Kirkland said...

That's interesting to know.

happyone said...

Interesting. I like a nice warm cozy sock.

Martha said...

Oh, that is interesting.