It's Fall!


Autumn leaves, autumn sneeze, fall breeze and fall trees. Is it most accurate to say Sept. 22 is the start of fall or autumn?


Both "autumn" and "fall" originated from Britain, according to Merriam-Webster. "Autumn," however, was the first of the pumpkin spice season names to be invented back in the 1300s, originating from the Latin word "autumnus." It would take 300 years for "fall" to come into the picture.


After many poets began using the phrase “the fall of the leaves,” the word itself became associated with the season during the 1600s. As the English empire grew during this time period, so did its language. Eventually, the word "fall" made its way to the New World.

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