Mysteries of Vernacular: Fizzle

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Where do words come from? Watch this quick video to find out the origins of fizzle. The narrator mentions some amusing details about fizzle's past, describing a few changes in meaning that have happened over many years. Teach your class a little bit about etymology with this brief animated clip and accompanying questions.

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  • The video will interest pupils with the history of fizzle (spoiler alert: it involves passing gas)
  • Flip the lesson to add more questions and materials

  • The video is very quick and might not apply to most classes; it would work best as a warm-up or class closer