Wednesday WOLF - Avocado

I'm such a big nerd that I tend to look up word origins in my spare time because I'm fascinated by our language. The odder the origin, the better. I've got a collection of random information in my brain that makes me an awesome Trivial Pursuit partner, but is completely useless when it comes to real world application. Like say, job applications. I thought I'd share some of this random crap with you in the form of an acronym-ific series. I give you - Word Origins from Left Field - that's right, the WOLF. Er... ignore the fact that the "from" doesn't fit.

Do you love avocados? Me too.

Did you know that they get their name from the Aztec word for testicles?

So while that might make you feel a little gross, I doubt it's going to stop you from going to the grocery to buy avocados... but did you know that the word grocery has it's own base in the word gross?