Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sometimes origin is everything

It's funny what you learn as a homeschool mom.

Today I was checking the girls' work from this morning. When I was checking Kora's spelling workbook, I learned something interesting - and very telling. :-)

Do you know the origin of the word "mortgage"?

It comes from two Latin words:

mort - meaning "dead"


gage - meaning "pledge"

So a mortgage is a death pledge?

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