Have you ever had a day where you were super busy at work and lifted a ton of heavy stuff and then got home and fell asleep on your couch to a Lifetime original movie and then woke up all sweaty on the coffee table in a puddle of drool with your shirt creeping dangerously higher up your midriff? Oh... yeah... me neither. Wait, you're telling me that guys have torsos, and not midriffs? Well, forget about that entire intro. What I don't get is why it's called a "midriff." Last I heard, a riff was a repeated phrase of guitar music, or what Robin Williams does in all his movies. How does that relate at all to a belly? How does the middle of one of those things relate to a belly? What relates to a belly? Theeeese are the questions, wordsmiths. You'll be hearing from me soon.
I just looked it up in the dictionary. ORIGIN Old English midhrif, from mid 1 + hrif [belly.] So next time someone complains about how dumb a word is, remember this moment, and say, "The Old English word hrif (H - R - I - F) means belly!" You win again, wordsmiths. This isn't over.