(By chris the cynic)
“Golf” does not stand for “Gentleman only; ladies forbidden,” the word “fuck” is similarly just a word (not an acronym), Hesiod was wrong about the meaning (and thus, presumably, origin) of the name “Pandora”, “isle” is not now and has never been a short form of the word “island”.
[Though that last one is interesting because the “s” in “island” does come from the otherwise completely unrelated word “isle” because people thought they should be similar.]
Anyway, false etymology. It’s all around us. Anyone have anything to say on the matter?
[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]