Etymology is the history of the origin of words and phrases.

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“bucking for” .. like Klinger

In the culturally referrent 1970s USA TV show "MASH", about the Korean war, character Corporal Klinger acts "crazy", specifically wearing female clothing, ... because he is bucking for a section 8 ...
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A quandary on the etymology of “quandary”

The etymology of "quandary" is uncertain; among the main assumptions there are: 1) the quasi-Latinism assumption: Quandary : "state of perplexity," 1570s, of unknown origin, perhaps a ...