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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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David C
Friday November 10, 2017, 5:31 PM


thanks

Amanda M
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 2:34 PM


yeppers =)

Amanda M
Monday November 6, 2017, 4:27 PM


yep

David C
Thursday November 2, 2017, 4:37 PM


doesn't hurt, thanks

Ian Crory
Thursday November 2, 2017, 12:06 PM


TY

Amanda M
Monday October 30, 2017, 12:08 PM


yes

Peggy B
Monday October 30, 2017, 6:55 AM


Yes, it helps to understand the true meaning of antique books.

Ian Crory
Wednesday October 25, 2017, 5:18 PM


:0(

Jonathan H
Sunday October 22, 2017, 5:42 AM


Noted

David C
Friday October 20, 2017, 6:11 PM


all learning can and should be a good thing



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