Pencil – Really small penis

Pencil – An instrument for writing or drawing, consisting of a thin stick of graphite or a similar substance enclosed in a long thin piece of wood or fixed in a cylindrical case. The word pencil dates back to before pencils as we know them today – which can be dated back to the 16th…

Embuggerance

Embuggerance – An obstacle (natural or artificial) that gets in the way of progress. This word comes from military slang, often used as part of the phrase ‘embuggerance factor’ to describe how much of a problem is caused by something. The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English dates the phrase back to the British military…

Edge – from PIE ‘ak’

The word ‘edge’ comes to us from old English, where the word was ‘ecg’, it meant the same as today but was also the word for ‘a sword’. The word can be traced back through Proto-Germanic to Proto-Indo-European where the word was ‘ak’.

Corridor: From Latin: ‘To run’

The word comes from the Latin ‘currere’ which meant to run. This in itself was from the Proto-Indo-European (common ancestor of Indian and European language) ‘kers’; the Proto-Indo-Europeans had a much smaller vocabulary than modern languages, words were used to describe essential functions of human survival such as running. ‘Kers’ became ‘khouros’ in Greek and…