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Is it worthwhile to learn the etymology of words (their origin and how they've changed)?

Poll Results: 2,893 votes    vote on this poll
64%
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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john pierce
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 2:24 PM


Yes, i have done that.

Denise D.
Monday September 1, 2014, 6:21 AM


To me it is, but then again, I'm crazy like that!

Nicole L.
Sunday August 31, 2014, 5:33 PM


Yes.

Kimmy H.
Monday August 25, 2014, 1:30 AM


Yes.

Sue H.
Saturday August 23, 2014, 5:58 PM


Yes.

Derya Z.
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 6:01 AM


Indeed!

Sarah Ellissa Markey
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 12:28 AM


So important.

Zazgyva A.
Monday August 18, 2014, 11:35 AM


I think it is a very important part in understanding the language

Sandy G.
Thursday August 14, 2014, 12:31 PM


Of course it is. I can't believe there are people ignorant enough to think it's just "trivia." Our educational system is in a total shambles.

Carol Johnson
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 9:24 PM


Noted



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