This February marks 100 years since the passage of the Representation of the People Act, which gave some women the right to vote in the United Kingdom. While not the universal suffrage for which they were campaigning, this anniversary drew renewed attention to the suffragettes and their long, historic struggle for equal voting rights.

If there are people who secretly want to know why the suffix word seems to be related to the victim word, the similarity is a coincidence. Both words eventually come from Latin, and both contain the prefix sub-, meaning “under”, but the suffix sub- and Ferre are a combination of “to bear” (and “to bear” or “to bear”. Tolerate “), while suffrage comes from the Latin suffix, from suffrage itself,” to support “. This Latin verb probably comes from sub and frago, which can mean something like “bump” or “rock”.

The etymology is disputed, but in any case, the original meaning of the suffix was “prayer in prayer for or on behalf of someone else.” It seems that its “democratic” spirit was not achieved until after the fall of the Roman Empire. And the suffix, of course, combines (originally French) suffix -tate with franchise, which represents the feminine version of something (as opposed to the smaller version of something, such as in a cigarette).

Remembering the Suffragettes is an explosion from the past, February also brought a future explosion (off) in the Falcon Heavy, which was successfully launched by the firm SpaceX of the partially reusable rocket Elon Musk. SpaceX is a private company whose ultimate goal is to provide commercial travel in space, as well as other future astronomical endeavors such as asteroid mining.

Of course, no one can send a rocket into space without cargo, so the Falcon Heavy’s payload was Musk’s own Tesla Roadster, the world’s first green sports car, now orbiting the Earth. And when I say “green”, I mean it’s completely electric. The paint job is clearly red.

Now, I write about a lot of words in this blog, but my favorite words to discuss are words I never expected, like Frankenkilt. February brought us another London Fashion Week, notable for many things (including the Queen’s appearance), but my personal favorite bit of fashion news is the rise (or expected growth) of skirts made from various pieces of tartan. And sewn together, dubbed Frankenkilt.

The nickname is clearly a reference to Frankenstein’s famous fictional monster, created by a mad scientist by sewing pieces of different human corpses together, although I hope the skirt is much less frightening and more chic.

But that wasn’t the big close of the month. After an eruption from the past and an eruption for the future, February ended with an icy eruption of icy winds, warning of snow and travel in the UK. This polar vortex was dubbed the Beast from the East by the media, and before we finally enter spring, gave the final mantra of a (hopefully) winter, sub-zero temperature.

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