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Euphoria = Suffering = Ferret

Depressing as shit to realise that two serious markers of the human experience — suffering and euphoria — are actually rooted in the word for “ferret”, human experience being more typical of “thief” or “weasel” than to god or angel:

An etymology chart showing how “suffering”, “euphoria”, and “ferret” all come from the same root word.

(credit: @olivia_ms).

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