The possibilities that exist in a word

“When I was eighteen, clubbing literally meant hitting someone with a very large club.”

Steve McHugh, With Silent Screams

I love reading about words, how they change meaning and where they come from. One of my favorite sites to browse through is EtymOnline. I can spend hours just reading about the meaning of words and their (often latin) roots. It gives me new perspective on what we actually may be saying, feeling and thinking. I don’t care much for the exact definition of words; I like that they develop over time and that we find new ways of using them all the time.

I like the possibilities that exist in a word.