Monday, March 8, 2010
March 5 - Fun Facts About Names Day
Michigan - "Michigan" was named by the French, after the Ojibwe word "mishigama", which means "large water" or "large lake"
Jake the Jailbird - the name of the guy in jail on the Monopoly board.
Whirly-Girls - the name of the International Association of Women Helicopter Pilots
I wish that I had more facts about why things are called what they are called. I think I will make up something, like start calling cookies melichota and make up some long meaning behind it. I think that’s what really happens – “hey what should we call this?” – Then “they” whoever they are just make something up.