Back in 2012, I came across a website called Mysteries of Vernacular. At the time, the project was still developing, but after revisiting the site this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it has been completed.
So what is Mysteries of Vernacular? It’s a site where you’ll find 26 animated videos, one for each letter of the alphabet. Each video tackles the etymology of one word in less than three minutes.
That may not sound impressive, but once you see the videos, you’ll understand how much time and research goes into each segment.