Paper Animations Trace The History Of Words [Video]

Paper Animations Trace The History Of Words [Video]

A new series looks at the origin of various terms, creating an alphabet of episodes.

Karen Summerson
  • 26 september 2012

Did you know that word ‘assassin’ derived from a group of hash-smoking Persian soldiers? Or that the root of the word ‘pants’ refers to St. Panteleimon, a Roman Catholic saint from the 4th c. CE? All these fun facts and more are explored in a new paper animation series called Mysteries of Vernacular from NYC’s Myriad Productions that uses etymology, the study of the origins of words.

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