First, let me say a big thank you to every one of you reading this. Yesterday I got a lovely notification to tell me I that reached gained 100 followers on WordPress. Which was a lovely surprise. As I’m writing about quite an uncool, niche topic, and just sharing my own thoughts every day, without really planning things, I didn’t expect to attract too many followers. And yesterday was also my first time with over 100 views, which was a nice little instance of serendipity. These numbers may not be so big in the grand scheme of things, but I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read blog, so I’m delighted for every single person who follows me.
So if you’re reading this, and enjoying it, thank you so much, and I hope to keep your mind occupied with mindless trivia about this beautiful language.
While I’m here, let’s have a quick look at the word hundred. In some ways it’s very typical of English words in general. Hundred, the basic everyday word, is Germanic in origin, while words related to it like century, centurion, cent, centennial, centimetre and centipede are Latin in origin. The fact that this is often true of other word families in English is something that I like about English. For all its peculiarities, there are patterns to be found, and one can find links between apparently disparate words like hundred, doctor and deep. There really is always something interesting to be discovered about the language.
Thanks for reading, see you tomorrow!