And Venus was her name…

Today, my friend Hugo sent me an interesting ‘Knowledge Nugget’ about tobacco…


*Thank you, Clicky. I have no idea if it’s true… I should pop over to the Blue Universe and ask Harley or Rose…*


*Er, that’s a moped, Clicky*

Venus late Old English, from Latin Venus (plural veneres), in ancient Roman mythology, the goddess of beauty and love, especially sensual love, from venus “love, sexual desire; loveliness, beauty, charm; a beloved object,” from PIE root *wen- (1) “to strive after, wish, desire.”

This root is the source of Sanskrit veti “follows after,” vanas- “desire,” vanati “desires, loves, wins;” Avestan vanaiti “he wishes, is victorious;” Latinvenerari “to worship;” Old English wynn “joy,” wunian “to dwell,” wenian “to accustom, train, wean,” wyscan “to wish.”

Applied by the Romans to Greek Aphrodite, Egyptian Hathor, etc. Applied in English to any beautiful, attractive woman by 1570s. As the name of the most brilliant planet from late 13c., from this sense in Latin (Old English called it morgensteorra and æfensteorra). The venus fly-trap (Dionæa muscipula) was discovered 1760 by Gov. Arthur Dobbs in North Carolina and description sent to Collinson in England. The Central Atlantic Coast Algonquian name for the plant, /titipiwitshik/, yielded regional American English tippity wichity.


*Yep, that bit’s true…*


*No, Clicky, wichity… sounds like witchy…*


*/rolls eyes… Hey, that reminds me… The Professor has been awfully quiet of late…*

Romulus Crowe

*I wonder if he’s been working on a case…*


*Yeah, like you know, Clicky…*

*Have a Song?*

River 2

*Good call, Clickity Wichity!*