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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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Jaime J
Thursday April 27, 2017, 2:16 AM


Thank you!!

Jaime J
Wednesday April 26, 2017, 5:02 AM


Thank you

natasha s
Wednesday April 19, 2017, 8:41 AM


Yes

Sue H
Sunday April 9, 2017, 4:00 PM


Yes.

Jonathan Harper
Monday April 3, 2017, 12:02 PM


Noted

Jonathan H
Sunday April 2, 2017, 11:51 AM


Noted

Jonathan H
Saturday April 1, 2017, 3:07 PM


Noted

Jenny s
Saturday April 1, 2017, 7:09 AM


Yes

Lisa Z
Thursday March 30, 2017, 9:56 PM


Yes

Lisa Zilli
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 9:06 PM


Yes



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