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Is it worthwhile to learn the etymology of words (their origin and how they've changed)?

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Poll Results: 2,941 votes
65%
Yes, it helps us understand language
 
16%
Maybe, plus current meaning
 
9%
I don't know enough to say
 
9%
No, it's just trivia
 
2%
Other (tell us in the comments)
 



Related: 22 Surprising Word Origins (Slideshow)




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Chrissie R
Friday April 20, 2018, 3:40 AM


Yes, plus it's fun and has helped me learn to speak several languages.

Peggy B
Thursday April 19, 2018, 10:17 AM


Yes

Sue H
Wednesday April 18, 2018, 11:12 PM


I think it helps.

David C
Friday April 13, 2018, 5:00 PM


tis fun

Ian C
Wednesday April 4, 2018, 8:19 AM


TY

Ian Crory
Tuesday April 3, 2018, 8:51 AM


:O;)

Danii P
Tuesday April 3, 2018, 7:30 AM


planting trees

Ian C
Wednesday March 28, 2018, 10:13 AM


:)

Ian C
Tuesday March 20, 2018, 8:19 AM


TY

David C
Thursday March 15, 2018, 6:15 PM


could be, thanks



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