Commute

Commute comes from the Latin word commutare, which means “to change.” Dating back to the 15th century, the word was often used to describe monetary exchange or physical alteration, such as the action of converting foreign currency to domestic. The 1660s saw a dramatic increase in the usage of the word, its most notable appearanceRead more about Commute[…]

Digital Nomad

  “Want to escape the office? Top 10 cities for digital nomads.” Headlines like these promoting the seemingly leisurely lifestyle are omnipresent these days, but what exactly does it mean to be a digital nomad? The term digital nomad consists of two separate nouns that both heavily influence its meaning. Digital nomads are part ofRead more about Digital Nomad[…]

Freelancing

The word freelancing comes from the noun freelance. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it was first documented in literature back in the 19th century. Walter Scott used the phrase “free lance” when describing a hired medieval knight: I offered Richard the service of my Free Lances. (Scott, 1819) The word freelance comes from theRead more about Freelancing[…]

EKMEK (BREAD)

Ekmek (Ottoman:  اكمك) whose literal meaning in Turkish is “bread”, is a simple, yet effective word in the daily affairs of Turkish people; not only because Turkey is the country with the largest per capita consumption of bread, but also this word, whose first known use in its earlier forms (ötmek, epmek) dates back toRead more about EKMEK (BREAD)[…]