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

Poll Results: 2,846 votes

Related: 22 Surprising Word Origins (Slideshow)

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Janis K.
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 3:42 PM

Yes, it helps us understand language

Natasha Salgado
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 12:28 AM

Of course

Sue H.
Sunday April 20, 2014, 9:07 PM


Nicole L.
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 6:54 PM


Sara Sezun
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 4:07 PM

Etymology also helps us understand history.

Wednesday April 16, 2014, 1:43 PM

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Will Y.
Sunday April 13, 2014, 7:12 PM

Of course, it's interesting to see how meanings have changed, or discover root words that multiple languages use

MJ Justus
Sunday April 13, 2014, 2:56 PM

Yes, and it's interesting, as well.

Nimue P.
Saturday April 12, 2014, 7:46 PM


Nimue P.
Saturday April 12, 2014, 7:46 PM


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