Tags » Etymology
The term “pop music” was first applied to popular songs back in the 1920s. For the next forty years or so, pop music continued to mean music that was popular but, based on the tastes of the time, it almost exclusively meant rock’n’roll so that, until the late 1960s, “pop” and “rock” were interchangeable terms. 216 more words
Welcome back to Etymonday — the weekly, unprofessional, perhaps even incorrect etymology and thoughts blogcast.
The previous week I mused on stars, so perhaps it’s convenient to talk about the closest and brightest star in our sky, the Sun, and specifically, it’s many variants and names that I find personally interesting. 959 more words