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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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Lisa Z
Thursday March 23, 2017, 5:12 PM


Yes

natasha s
Tuesday March 21, 2017, 8:40 AM


Yes

Lisa Z
Sunday March 19, 2017, 7:30 PM


Yes

Lisa Z
Saturday March 18, 2017, 8:17 PM


Yes

John B
Saturday March 18, 2017, 7:01 AM


Yes.

Jonathan H
Friday March 17, 2017, 7:25 AM


Noted

Jess B
Wednesday March 15, 2017, 10:52 PM


Sure, if you're into that

David C
Friday March 10, 2017, 7:17 PM


thanks

David C
Friday March 10, 2017, 7:16 PM


thanks

Mike R
Thursday March 9, 2017, 5:35 AM


Yes



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