The Etymology of Villain

I just learned a fun new etymology that I wanted to share. The word villain actually comes from the Latin villānus, which simply meant someone who lives on a farm or country estate (like the word villa). So how did it come to be the word villain as we understand it with its modern meaning … Continue reading The Etymology of Villain

Writing as Self-Care

So, it’s official: The semester is finished! (*cue confetti canon*) Over the coming weeks, I plan to do some serious catching up on my reading and writing. The end of the semester is always stressful, and while I have always managed to get all my work done eventually, I let my writing fall by the … Continue reading Writing as Self-Care