I’ve already written about the origin story of the Goomba, the lowliest enemy in the Super Mario games, and how and why there’s confusion about whether the Goomba is a mushroom or a chestnut. But this site exists to explore the origins of things and also to revisit the accepted stories for where things come from to see if they’re actually true, so it’s worth a second post to examine whether the most commonly shared explanation for the Goomba’s name actually checks out.

Specifically it was a comment on that post that made me rethink this.

Read the rest here:

What Is the Etymology of ‘Goomba’?