When we asked for your suggestions for a great K-word for Mysteries of Vernacular, you delivered. With more than 100 entries to consider, we spent a significant amount of time narrowing the list down to a single word.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Mysteries of Vernacular K-word contest is… KEISTER!
That’s right – keister, meaning buttocks, behind, or butt.
Congratulations (and thank you!) to Morgan Decker for this intriguing suggestion. We can’t wait to share its fascinating etymology in an upcoming episode of Mysteries of Vernacular!
As promised, Morgan and the four runners-up will receive a special, handmade gift. Without further ado, we present the Mysteries of Vernacular bookmarks!
Each elegant, embossed bookmark is handmade from different leathers — and there’s even a loop at the end to hold a pen, should our winners want to mark a word whose etymology sparks their curiosity. We hope everyone finds them as lovely and useful as we do!
Please stay tuned as we will be adding brand-new Mysteries of Vernacular episodes to the bookshelf soon!