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Derivation Of Modern..
"AG-MARK" which some products bear, stems from 'Agricultural Marketing'.

"BUS" is the short term for 'Omnibus' that means everybody.

"DRAWING ROOM" was actually a 'withdrawing room' where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix 'with' was dropped and only drawing room was left..

"FORTNIGHT" comes from 'Fourteen Nights' (Two Weeks).

"JEEP" is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named 'General Purpose Vehicle (GP). GP was changed into JEEP later.

"JOURNAL" is a diary that tells about 'Journey for a day' during each Day's business.

"MOPED" is the short term for 'Motorized Pedaling'.

"NEWS" refers to information from four directions N, E, W and S.

"POP MUSIC" is 'Popular Music' shortened.

"QUEUE" comes from 'Queen's Quest'. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen's Quest.

"TIPS" come from 'To Insure Prompt Service'. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on which was written 'To Insure Prompt Service'. This gave rise to the custom of Tips.
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