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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)
 



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Amanda M
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 9:18 AM


yep

Jonathan Harper
Sunday January 14, 2018, 12:05 PM


Noted

David C
Saturday January 13, 2018, 5:43 PM


thanks

Jaime J
Friday January 12, 2018, 11:36 PM


Thank you!!

Jonathan H
Friday January 12, 2018, 12:15 PM


Noted

Jonathan Smithsonian
Monday January 1, 2018, 8:14 AM


Thanks!

Jonathan H
Thursday December 28, 2017, 3:42 PM


Noted

David C
Tuesday December 26, 2017, 5:29 PM


its fun

David C
Sunday December 24, 2017, 12:43 PM


tis fun, and interesting, thank you

Richard J
Thursday December 21, 2017, 12:47 PM


Yes and entertaining at the same time



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