For the enthusiasts: Monthly etymology gleanings, September.

Anatoly Liberman is the author of Word Origins…And How We Know Them as well as An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology: An Introduction. His column on word origins, ‘The Oxford Etymologist’, appears on the Oxford University Press Blog, each Wednesday. His September posts dealt with spelling.

Monthly etymology gleanings, part 1, September 2012

Monthly etymology gleanings, part 2, September 2012