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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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Jonathan Harper
Monday September 26, 2016, 10:38 AM


The

Jonathan Harper
Monday September 26, 2016, 10:37 AM


Noted

Wendi M.
Sunday September 25, 2016, 10:12 AM


Keep earning points and c2 keeps making my gifts given list shorter by that many awards :(
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Ed Site Issues V.
Saturday September 24, 2016, 8:13 AM


Yes!

Mike R.
Friday September 23, 2016, 7:34 PM


Yes

sharon ogden
Sunday September 18, 2016, 6:04 PM


noted xxx

Wendi M.
Sunday September 18, 2016, 7:23 AM


Herd 3

Wendi M.
Sunday September 18, 2016, 7:21 AM


Herd 3

Jenny s.
Sunday September 18, 2016, 4:06 AM


Yes

Barbara V.
Saturday September 17, 2016, 9:25 AM


Yes, it helps us understand language



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