Words travel across continents and eons of time. I wanted to start a series of etymological visual exercises that explain how words evolve through language.

I've decided to start with one of the most evocative words in English, whore. Here on Jezebel we give this word a fair of amount of air time, and as a writer, it has always felt complex and strangely gratifying when used in fiction.

This is for all of you word nerds, folk etymologists and language buffs.

The Etymology of WhoreS