I was thinking about the word radical the otter day for some reason, and I looked it up. Most of us think of it as extreme, right? Well, that’s the second (and third) part of the definition. The first is more interesting:
When I saw that I thought of radish ~and indeed further down you can see that they mention radish as they discuss the word origin and history of radical:
) radish ).
Regarding math, we have… “pertaining to or forming a root.” Radix is the base of a number system.
Radical… radish… radix. Roots. Very cool. Is it radical to get back to your roots? One wouldn’t think so, but… 😀