Fake Etymologies

Interesting is better than true.

com‧mune, v. /kəˈmjuːn/

Originated as a Latin word, commundō (composed of cum and mundus), meaning “with the world.” Roman philosophers and orators believed that no idea had truly been completely discussed until everyone had offered their point of view. And they meant everyone. Even Cicero’s Philippics were actually a desperate attempt to gather opinions on the price of garum.