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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)




1655 Comments   add a comment >>
Jonathan Harper
Sunday January 22, 2017, 3:05 PM


Noted

Joanne p
Sunday January 22, 2017, 8:44 AM


ty

Jenny s
Saturday January 21, 2017, 6:45 PM


Yes

Joanne p
Wednesday January 18, 2017, 12:37 PM


Ty

Anne M
Saturday January 14, 2017, 9:37 AM


yep.

Jonathan H
Tuesday January 10, 2017, 4:44 AM


Noted!

Paulo R
Sunday January 8, 2017, 1:49 PM


yes

Joanne p
Friday December 30, 2016, 12:08 PM


www.change.org/p/8678765

Joanne p
Friday December 30, 2016, 12:08 PM


Ty

Joanne p
Friday December 30, 2016, 12:07 PM


www.change.org/p/8678765



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