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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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Janis K.
Tuesday February 9, 2016, 6:57 PM


yes

Dimitris Dallis
Friday February 5, 2016, 6:41 AM


Strange mood today.
I came just for the points.

Catman P.
Thursday February 4, 2016, 6:27 PM


yes

Catman P.
Monday February 1, 2016, 3:32 AM


yes

Barbara V.
Sunday January 31, 2016, 3:48 AM


Yes, it helps us understand language

Catman P.
Friday January 29, 2016, 8:02 AM


yes

Nicole L.
Thursday January 28, 2016, 3:45 PM


Yes.

Catman P.
Tuesday January 26, 2016, 4:29 PM


yes

Catman P.
Monday January 25, 2016, 10:32 PM


yes

Jennifer Grant
Monday January 25, 2016, 5:15 PM


Yes



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