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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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Ivana D.
Monday June 20, 2016, 10:45 AM


ta

Ivana D.
Monday June 20, 2016, 10:44 AM


ta

natasha Salgado
Monday June 20, 2016, 3:57 AM


Yes

Jonathan Harper
Saturday June 18, 2016, 9:50 AM


Obviously

Jonathan Harper
Saturday June 18, 2016, 9:46 AM


Noted

sharon ogden
Friday June 17, 2016, 6:33 AM


yes xxx

Mike R.
Thursday June 16, 2016, 7:15 PM


Yes

Jeanne Rogers
Wednesday June 15, 2016, 10:05 AM


I believe it's worth it.

Jeanne Rogers
Wednesday June 15, 2016, 10:05 AM


I believe it's worth it.

Jeanne Rogers
Wednesday June 15, 2016, 10:05 AM


I believe it's worth it.



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