Word of the Day

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pillows

I realized something yesterday: Polish poduszka (pronounced podooshka) and Russian подушка (pronounced similarly to Polish) have the elements pod (under, below) and a form of ucho (pronounced ookhoh, kh as in Scottish loch)/ухо, meaning ear, thence under the ear, as that's where you lay a pillow. But the interesting thing is that French also has a similar concept, the word oreiller, related to oreille (ear). Who knows what other languages have come up with a similar name?

1 comment:

Comentador said...

Isso também mostra que a maioria das pessoas se deitam de lado...se não seria "podhlava". :D

*golfar eu costumo ouvir em relação a bebês