Why is it called football? Why is the keyboard organized the way it is? Why is it called a hamburger? Why is toilet paper always white? Why do grades go A, B, C, D, _, F? What are tittles? What is a togue? Why is a “W” not called a “double V? “Why is a pizza box not called a pizza square? What is it like to always be the smartest person in the room? Why is it called Quora?
Adam Lang is the founder and editor of Rewind & Capture. He is passionate about creative marketing, design and brand etymology.