Whiner’s Word of the Day (I couldn’t resist this one.)

Whiner’s Word of the Day

carping

Though it’s tempting do draw a connection between today’s word carping and the widely distributed bottom-feeding fish, it should be remembered that carp (the fish), not being gifted with speech or the mouthparts required to produce it, are not capable of carping (petty faultfinding). The two words are separately derived. Carp the verb is from an Old Norse root that means “brag.”

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