This blog is for everyone who uses words.

The ordinary-sized words are for everyone, but the big ones are especially for children.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Word To Use Today: catamaran.

Catamarans can be lovely things:

Photo eric walker, Panoramio image ID 39493526

Though sometimes they're not so much lovely as, well, rather unlikely:

German navy research ship Planet

However, the reason I chose to write about this word was for its derivation, which has made me see catamarans in an entirely new light.

Word To Use Today: catamaran. This word comes from kattumaram, which is the Tamil for tied timber.

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