4 minutes | Dec 31, 2020

''Crazy' Moon Words + A Writing Tip

We're all probably familiar with the legends of werewolves and madmen emerging from the dark on a full moon...but did you know that this legend is so pervasive, it actually made an impact on the English language? Yes, my friends. The word "lunatic," among others, is directly pulled by the Latin root luna, for moon! In episode 63 of the Vocabbett podcast, I dive into some of the theories as to why this occurred, and I also share a brilliant writing tip from Neil Gaiman's Masterclass. Referenced in this episode:  https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/why-do-we-still-believe-in-lunacy-during-a-full-moon
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