Monday, October 10, 2011

Sneaky snakes from Moz

Dear Word Spy,

Do you like snakes? I have three pet snakes. I used to have four but I gave one to my friend.

from Moz

Dear Moz,

What a friendly gift - a nice snake! The word snake actually comes from an Old English word meaning to creep and crawl. That's also where we get the word "sneak".

To answer your question, I do like snakes, at least, I like all the different words for snakes - serpents, vipers, adders, asps ...

Yours, sneaking away now,

The Word Ssssspy

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