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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
Thursday May 26, 2016, 1:10 AM


Noted!

Jeanne Rogers
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 3:45 PM


Yes, I love words and their origins.

Jeanne Rogers
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 3:44 PM


Yes, I love words and their origins.

Jeanne Rogers
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 3:44 PM


Yes, I love words and their origins.

Ivana D.
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 8:33 AM


20

Roro l.
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 12:36 PM


Thank you!


sharon ogden
Monday May 23, 2016, 5:27 AM


noted xxx

Natasha salgado
Monday May 23, 2016, 4:23 AM


Yes

Rachel L.
Saturday May 21, 2016, 8:10 PM


YES.

Dave C.
Friday May 20, 2016, 1:03 PM


worthwhile, not sure, but fun and interesting it is.....



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