Today I was checking a word in the dictionary to make sure I spelled it correctly and happened upon this curious entry: horehound. Of course it peaked my curiousity so I had to read the definition. It was almost as if the dictionary knew what I was thinking:
“This word has nothing to do with either whores or hounds. It comes from the Old English harhune, from har, gray, + hune, horehound.
LOL! I then commenced to read the actual denotation: a perennial herb, used in making medicine and candy.
I feel so much better!