Fake Etymologies

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voice, n. /vɔɪs/

Named for “voys,” tiny beings that were said to live in human throats (a symbiotic relationship) and produce various sounds, similar a gut’s gurgling due to its flora. Popularized through promotion by Leo Tolstoy, e.g. “If you have ever wondered how a tiny slip of a woman can produce a belch that could rattle the walls of a Gothic cathedral, know that it is the work of the voys.”