I always heard it came about during the war when men who had flat feet couldn't be drafted into the army so they became police officers... I'm just saying it's what i heard so take it for what it's worth.
Asked in Word and Phrase Origins
How is the term nucleus related to its latin term of origin?
The term nucleus is derived from a Latin word meaning "kernel" or "nut". How is the term nucleus related to its Latin term of origin? The nucleus is like the inside of a nut, and is shaped like a nut. ...
Asked in Medical Terminology
Which term is defined as being close to the origin of the body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk?
Proximal is the term that means closer to the origin of a limb.
Asked in Computer Terminology, Internet
What is the origin of the term 'to surf the web what is the origin of the term to surf the net?
I would assume that the term migrated from the term "Channel Surfing", in reference to wandering through television channels. The origin of the computer term to surf the net from what i can work out comes from the term the internet as a net is cast to catch websites which have been placed on the internet and nets are usually meant to be cast in water so it seems logical that this is where the term derives from . ...