This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin.
My childhood was filled with magazines like Young Times, Reader’s Digest, Children’s Digest and comics like Tinkle and Archies and Enid Blyton books. Thus started my love affair with the written word.
Today’s word has by far the most interesting etymology and also shows us the way words change in meaning over centuries and borders.
Any Enid blyton fans here? Or old readers of Young Times?
I leave you with a front cover of an old issue of Young Times. Kids who grew up in the Middle East in the 90s would be aware of this magazine.