You know, I stared at this for about five minutes wondering whether I should anonymize these names. But since this is open to the world on Facebook and was a real conversation about the etymology of the word history, I think not anonymizing it in some way heals me from the cringe I had reading it.
It’s not that I take issue with no one bothering to check etymologies of words. Far from it.
It’s that this type of interaction is the echo-effect of “thot”. No, not t-h-o-t as in “that ho over there”, but T-H-O-T, as in: