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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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donna m.
Monday April 27, 2015, 5:29 PM


yes

Janis K.
Monday April 27, 2015, 2:13 PM


yes

Janis K.
Monday April 27, 2015, 2:13 PM


yes

Janis K.
Monday April 27, 2015, 2:13 PM


yes

Janis K.
Monday April 27, 2015, 2:10 PM


Yes

Janis K.
Monday April 27, 2015, 2:10 PM


yes

Natasha Salgado
Saturday April 25, 2015, 8:22 AM


Absolutely

MJ J.
Saturday April 25, 2015, 6:37 AM


yes

Vikram S.
Friday April 24, 2015, 11:26 PM


ya

Andreas Giovani
Friday April 24, 2015, 12:46 PM


YES.



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