Learning about the history of words is fascinating and fun. English is one of the great languages of the world because it absorbs words from every other language. It also creates new words all the time. Words survive because people use them, need them, like them and quite often just want to have fun with them. People would not be too serious about words if they understand how playful the creation of some of them has been. Madrigal Communications loves exploring the origins and history of words.