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Is it worthwhile to learn the etymology of words (their origin and how they've changed)?

Poll Results: 2,846 votes



Related: 22 Surprising Word Origins (Slideshow)




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Janis K.
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 3:42 PM


Yes, it helps us understand language

Natasha Salgado
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 12:28 AM


Of course

Sue H.
Sunday April 20, 2014, 9:07 PM


Yes.

Nicole L.
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 6:54 PM


Yes.

Sara Sezun
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 4:07 PM


Etymology also helps us understand history.

JL A.
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 1:43 PM


I'm saddened Care2 said they will be discontinuing polls

Will Y.
Sunday April 13, 2014, 7:12 PM


Of course, it's interesting to see how meanings have changed, or discover root words that multiple languages use

MJ Justus
Sunday April 13, 2014, 2:56 PM


Yes, and it's interesting, as well.

Nimue P.
Saturday April 12, 2014, 7:46 PM


Yes!

Nimue P.
Saturday April 12, 2014, 7:46 PM


Yes!



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