Honestly, I'm a Liar, & Other Balances & Imbalances

April 15, 2019

Abattoir or Slaughterhouse? How Words Influence Our Perceptions — Rerouted Writer

Filed under: Uncategorized — namelessneed @ 9:03 am

Abattoir – from the French abattre, ‘to fell’. As you would fell a tree to build a shed. Slaughter – from Old Norse slátr ‘butcher’s meat’; related to slay. As you would slay your enemies on the battlefield. Words with differing etymologies to describe the same thing, that each rest differently on the ear. It’s […]

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