Skip to main content

Mysteries of vernacular: Gorgeous - Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel

52,881 Views

288 Questions Answered

TEDEd Animation

Let’s Begin…

From whirlpools and ravines to superlative beauty, what is the trajectory of the word gorgeous? Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel reveal the surprising variations in meaning (and what turtleneck-like fashion has to do with it).

About TED-Ed Animations

TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

  • Director Jessica Oreck
  • Producer Rachael Teel

More from Mysteries of Vernacular