I love autocorrect fails so very, very much.
if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit
just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin
ḱerberos means “spotted”
hades, lord of the dead, literally fucking named his pet dog spot
WAIT HOLD THE FUCK UP
IS ‘MRS’ JUST MR’S
LIKE BELONGING TO MR
Mr comes from the French monsieur, which I think literally translates as ‘my lord’ and basically just means master, and Mrs comes from maistre which is the feminine form of master, so actually—for once—no.
This was an extremely relevant comment and I thank you for educating me
"Instead, back then “mistress”, deriving from the Old French “maistresse” (female of master), was just the feminine form of “mister/master”. “Mistress” itself first popped up in English around the 14th century, originally meaning “female teacher, governess”.
By the 16th century “mistress” referred to any woman, with neither “mistress” nor “mister” referencing one’s marital status. It wasn’t until around the late 17th century that the marital status distinction began coming into play.”
Tom Lehrer - Smut
” It means having itching, morbid, or lewd and lascivious desires.”
I love Tom Lehrer and this is now my favorite song besides his “Masochism Tango” song, both are brilliant.
(Just a lil gay man wanting to share his favorite lewd songs with you all)
Reblogging because this man is brilliant. (And for the commentary.)
I discovered Tom Lehrer when I was in seventh grade while listening to Doctor Demento and was an immediate fan. Such vocabulary! Such subject matter, shocking for the time!
My other favorites of his are “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park” and “Wernher von Braun”.
Oh my GOSH. A Tom Lehrer song I didn’t even know existed!! And that I must now commit to memory!