Thursday, October 25, 2012

Etymology Unleashed!

Y'know why we call that great big, whiskery aquatic mammal a "walrus?"  'Cos they went broke trying to sell bouquets, so "florist" was right out!


karrde said...

Took me a minute to get it.

I think I'll call this one painfully funny.

Ole Phat Stu said...

Nope, even knowing the etymology of all the words, I still don't get it :-(

How about an explanation?
Per PN to my email if you prefer.

Roberta X said...

You have to mumble both words in a Midwestern American accent, in which "Wall-rus" and "Floor-rus" sound similar.

We jhould all be very, very grateful that the Ceilingrus lost the evolutionary contest very early on.

Roberta X said...

Or even "should."