What is the ‘-ling’ in darling? (And what is the ‘dar-’ for that matter?)

What is the ling in darling

One media darling in recent popular culture has been actor, heartthrob, and internet meme Ryan Gosling. His fans, no doubt, readily find a connection between darling and Gosling. And the etymologists among them – yes, they have lives too – find another one. It’s -ling. The -ling in darling and Gosling (if we treat the […]

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