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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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Connie O.
Saturday April 18, 2015, 2:25 PM


yes

Connie O.
Saturday April 18, 2015, 2:25 PM


yes

Connie O.
Saturday April 18, 2015, 2:25 PM


yes

Paulinha Russell
Saturday April 18, 2015, 9:49 AM


Thanks

Paulinha Russell
Saturday April 18, 2015, 9:49 AM


Thanks

Andreas Giovani
Tuesday April 7, 2015, 11:13 AM


YES!

MJ J.
Friday April 3, 2015, 8:34 AM


yes

Rachel Nichols
Wednesday April 1, 2015, 2:55 PM


thanks

Rachel Nichols
Wednesday April 1, 2015, 2:55 PM


ty

Rachel Nichols
Wednesday April 1, 2015, 2:54 PM


can be nice



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