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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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Jonathan Harper
Wednesday March 25, 2015, 4:57 AM


New polls!

Natasha Salgado
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 9:45 AM


Absolutely


Sunday March 22, 2015, 10:04 AM


Thanks


Sunday March 22, 2015, 10:03 AM


Thanks


Sunday March 22, 2015, 10:03 AM


Thanks


Sunday March 22, 2015, 10:03 AM


Thanks


Sunday March 22, 2015, 10:03 AM


Thanks


Sunday March 22, 2015, 10:03 AM


Thanks


Sunday March 22, 2015, 10:03 AM


Thanks


Sunday March 22, 2015, 10:03 AM


Thanks



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