The dark histories behind your favorite scary words, with Jess Zafarris

Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Oct 24 2023 • 35 mins

951. What's the difference between terror and horror? Why was the word for "bear" so scary that it is lost to history? Jess Zafarris, author of "Words from Hell," goes through these stories and more in a scary, spooky etymology romp to help us get ready for Halloween.

"Words from Hell"

Find Jess Zafarris online: Useless Etymology, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram

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