Mexican X-plainer: Father’s Day, el Día del Padre

Yikes. Today’s a time of mixed emotions for me, I’ll be honest.

There’s joy. There’s sadness. There’s anger.

What better way to grapple with it than by doing some quick etymology!

Father. Padre.

Where do these words come from?

If you go far enough back, they start at the same place.

Six thousands years ago, on the steppes of Easternmost Europe and Westernmost Asia, a group of people spoke a language linguists call…