The Romans weren’t the only old-timers to have multiple fear words. The ancient Greeks used their basic word for fear phobos to construct names for every possible anxiety, no matter how trifling.
Fear has many facets. The words timid and intimidate are derived from the Latin word for fear timor, which linguists believe ultimately comes from an older prehistoric root word meaning “to choke or to strangle”. These etymologies emphasize the debilitating aspect of fear.
Recent news reports indicate that sales of vinyl records may surpass CDs this year, as a growing number of consumers believe that the old, analog players provide a richer sound experience than the newer electronic devices.
In 2018, student loan debt in the U.S. reached $1.5 trillion. With a continued increase in college tuition, it's likely that even more young adults will be turning to loans in order to finance their education.
"The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton," said the famous British general the Duke of Wellington. What did he mean?