April 8, 2013
Did you know? Before the word clue became associated with mystery novels, it was spelled "clew" and meant a ball of string or thread, a definition dating back to Greek mythology.
Clue is among the growing list of interesting word origins explored in the Mysteries of Vernacular video series:
In its final form, Mysteries of Vernacular will contain 26 etymological installments, one for each letter of the alphabet.The videos are haphazardly arranged on a bookshelf background — a unique site design that's worth at least a quick glance. Watch the episode above, then visit www.mysteriesofvernacular.com for more.
Each episode takes more than 80 hours to create between the research, construction of the book and animation.
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