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5 Fun Stories About the Origin of Words and Other Common Phrases

Why is a pineapple called a pineapple in English but is named anana in pretty much every other European language? Well, it’s because English speakers saw the spiky fruit and thought of a pine cone and apple while other countries use the Tupi Guaraini (language used by natives in South America) word for pineapple, nana, which means excellent fruit. I mean, they’re both kind of right!


Find out other fun origins of words and common phrases in the video below by Life Noggin.


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He never actually mentioned the origin of “break the ice.” Just that it dates back to the 1500's and predates ice-breaking ships.