From Fletching to Nutmeg: The Strange Language of the Olympic Games

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When it comes to the Olympics, there are some words we all know — namely gold, silver, and bronze. But the vocabulary of the Olympics goes far beyond the winning medals.

For example: Can you define the word “fletching”? Do you know what the branches are called in the ancient Olympians’ crowns? And for that matter, did you even know what dressage was before Anne Romney’s horse began competing in it?

Paul JJ Payack is the president of The Global Language Monitor walks us through some of the language and terminology that visits the world every four years.