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Uninformed rubbish from CIO magazine

I don’t even know where to being with describing what’s wrong with these bogus etymologies, so I’ll just repeat what I wrote in the comments there.

About a quarter of these are provably false, another quarter are unsubstantiated rubbish that’s been repeated without verification for years, and most of the rest take liberties with correlation and causality that render them useless. You’d best stick to hiking in the woods. Maybe a bear will eat you and save us from more uninformed nonsense ripped off from unreliable sources.

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Grant Barrett