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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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natasha salgado
Tuesday December 6, 2016, 4:03 AM


Yes it is

Jonathan Harper
Sunday December 4, 2016, 3:29 PM


Goal

Stacey C.
Wednesday November 30, 2016, 2:11 PM


Yes

Lisa Zilli
Sunday November 27, 2016, 9:44 PM


Yes

Jonathan Harper
Saturday November 26, 2016, 3:09 PM


Noted

Jonathan Harper
Saturday November 26, 2016, 2:59 PM


Noted

Lisa Zilli
Friday November 25, 2016, 8:10 PM


Yes

Lisa Zilli
Tuesday November 22, 2016, 8:06 PM


It definitely helps me with spelling.

Stacey C.
Monday November 21, 2016, 6:07 AM


Yes

Jonathan Harper
Sunday November 20, 2016, 10:49 AM


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