Just over a week left, right? Anyway, today is thrive.
We know that thrive showed up in the early thirteenth century from some Scandinavian source, but not exactly where. Possibly it’s from the Old Norse Þrifask/Þrifa, which means clutch or take hold of. Which…doesn’t really sound like thrive. Oh, and for those just tuning in, Þ is thorn, an old letter for the th sound. Why’d we get rid of it? Isn’t it so much easier for a sound to have its own letter?