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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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David C
Wednesday February 15, 2017, 5:36 PM


thanks, its fun and interesting

Jonathan H
Monday February 13, 2017, 3:40 PM


Noted

Jonathan H
Sunday February 12, 2017, 10:55 AM


Noted

Hent c
Tuesday February 7, 2017, 8:51 AM


ty

Jonathan Harper
Tuesday February 7, 2017, 4:49 AM


NOTED!!!!!

Hent c
Monday February 6, 2017, 2:45 AM


ty

Peggy B
Saturday February 4, 2017, 7:12 PM


Yes. It helps people understand historical documents when they know what a word meant at the time of writing. Examples: Constitution , religious books.

Peggy B
Saturday February 4, 2017, 7:08 PM


20 points

Peggy B
Saturday February 4, 2017, 7:08 PM


20 points

Peggy B
Saturday February 4, 2017, 7:08 PM


20 points



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