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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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Wendi M.
Monday August 22, 2016, 6:02 AM


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Mark muc
Friday August 19, 2016, 12:01 PM


yes

Mark muc
Friday August 19, 2016, 11:59 AM


yes ......

Joanne p.
Friday August 19, 2016, 12:46 AM


ty

Jonathan Harper
Monday August 15, 2016, 4:17 AM


always

Joanne p.
Sunday August 14, 2016, 11:11 AM


ty

Andrea H.
Saturday August 13, 2016, 2:22 PM


Not sure if it's worthwhile, but I love it1

natasha salgado
Friday August 12, 2016, 7:02 PM


Absolutely

Peggy B.
Tuesday August 9, 2016, 4:42 PM


20 points to redeem

Peggy B.
Sunday August 7, 2016, 10:27 AM


No



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