Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bunny

An interesting word not because of the Bunny Suicides or Knuffle Bunny or Pat the Bunny. None of these.

Interesting because the etymology of this one, at least OED-wise, is unknown. I would guess that it ranks among the most commonly spoken words among American children--but how it came to be? Tonight I have no idea. It has something to do with bun, but that's where the question mark begins. Bun does refer to the tail of a hare but that still doesn't suffice.

Sometimes I want answers more than I want to sit with questions; this situation is an example of one in which I like the question--how did the word bunny come to be?--in and of itself, whether or not I find the answer.

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