Christmas words with weird origins | Verativity Language


Some festive words have strange origins. The etymology of partridge, Christ, manger and christmas are unexpectedly unusual.

At Verativity, we’re exploring the intelligence of a crow. Scientists estimate that an adult crow has the same IQ as a 7 year old human. By the age of 7, most humans can speak fluently, and have a basic awareness of language, history, and culture. If their IQs are so similar, could this also be achieved by Kiko?

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