Did you realise that rectify, rectangle, direction, correct, etc – are all related?
The penny dropped for me when as a first year medical student, in an anatomy lecture, I heard that the word rectum signifies the straight shape of that part of the bowel.
Had to be told about the origin of the word Ukraine as the borderlands – and not quite sure I buy it.
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So, how are rectum and rectory related?
They both you set you on the straight (and mostly narrow).
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