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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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Sue H.
Wednesday July 1, 2015, 11:28 AM


Yes.

Darren Woolsey
Monday June 29, 2015, 12:22 PM


"Philology more important than philosophy." Gurdjieff

Darren Woolsey
Monday June 29, 2015, 12:19 PM


"Philology more important than philosophy." Gurdjieff


Mike H.
Saturday June 27, 2015, 6:25 PM


Huh?

Jonathan Harper
Friday June 26, 2015, 8:26 AM


ty

Sen Senz
Friday June 26, 2015, 7:29 AM


thanks

Siddharth Bargate
Thursday June 25, 2015, 3:32 AM


Geeta Saar (Essence of the Geeta)

(English)


WHATEVER HAPPENED WAS GOOD
WHATEVER IS HAPPENING IS GOOD
WHATEVER WILL HAPPEN WILL ALSO BE GOOD
WHAT HAVE YOU PARTED WITH THAT MAKES YOU CRY ?
WHAT DID YOU BRING WITH YOU THAT YOU HAVE LOST ?
WHAT DID YOU CREATE WHICH IS NOW DESTROYED ?
WHAT YOU HAVE TAKEN, YOU HAVE TAKEN ONLY FROM HERE.
WHAT WAS GIVEN WAS GIVEN ONLY FROM HERE.
WHAT IS YOURS TODAY, WAS SOMEONE ELSE'S YESTERDAY, WILL BE SOMEONE ELSE'S TOMORROW.

CHANGE IS THE LAW OF THE UNIVERSE


Jim M.
Saturday June 13, 2015, 9:39 PM


yes

Jim M.
Saturday June 13, 2015, 9:39 PM


yes

Jim M.
Saturday June 13, 2015, 9:39 PM


yes



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