Quack – Noisy duck doctors

Quack – As slang for poor medical practitioners or those claiming to be medical practitioners who are not. The term comes from an old Dutch word ‘quacksalver’ meaning ‘someone who boasts by virtue of his salves’ (salves being ointments for the skin). The ‘Quack’ part is a reference to the same quack we use today…

Bell – The sound of a roar

Bell: A hollow metal object, typically in the shape of a deep inverted cup widening at the lip, that sounds a clear musical note when struck   ‘Bell’ was originally ‘belle’ in old English and joined our language from Dutch where ‘belle’ meant the same as ‘bell’ today. The word can be traced back to…

Quack – Noisy duck doctors

Quack – As slang for poor medical practitioners or those claiming to be medical practitioners who are not. The term comes from an old Dutch word ‘quacksalver’ meaning ‘someone who boasts by virtue of his salves’ (salves being ointments for the skin). The ‘Quack’ part is a reference to the same quack we use today…