Wednesday 22 May 2019



I am interested in the etymology of words and learnt ( on QI ) that the word 'Partridge' derives from a French word for a fart, as this is the noise the bird's wings make when it takes off.

I also learnt that the word ' Petard' ( an old word for a mine or bomb), also comes from a French word for fart.

The similarity of this word to the name of a Star Trek character gave me an idea for a cartoon:

Until next time


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