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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)
 



Related: 22 Surprising Word Origins (Slideshow)




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Jonathan Harper
Tuesday July 7, 2015, 7:38 AM


New polls

Mike H.
Sunday July 5, 2015, 8:38 PM


Yes so you can be erudite and articulate

Tony D.
Saturday July 4, 2015, 4:02 AM


Yes

Tony D.
Saturday July 4, 2015, 4:02 AM


Yes

Tony D.
Saturday July 4, 2015, 4:02 AM


Yes

Tony D.
Saturday July 4, 2015, 4:02 AM


Yes

Tony D.
Saturday July 4, 2015, 4:02 AM


Yes

Tony D.
Saturday July 4, 2015, 4:02 AM


Yes

Tony D.
Saturday July 4, 2015, 4:01 AM


Yes

Tony D.
Saturday July 4, 2015, 4:01 AM


Yes



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