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

Poll Results: 2,879 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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Janice O'toole
Thursday July 24, 2014, 5:24 AM


Depends on the individual!

Borg Drone
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 4:09 PM


etymology

Sarah Ellissa Markey
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 11:24 AM


Brilliant question! This is something I am passionate about, I think learning the etymology of words, opens up a whole new world of learning!

Melissa Graybeal
Friday July 18, 2014, 5:45 PM


I think it's individual

Anna Wang
Thursday July 17, 2014, 6:46 AM


Definitely yes. It's interesting to learn!

Edo R.
Thursday July 17, 2014, 12:34 AM


yes

Claudia V.
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 7:39 PM


Voted

Panchali Yapa
Monday July 14, 2014, 11:42 AM


Thank you

Teresa Cowley
Thursday July 10, 2014, 10:02 AM


Yes--personally, I find it interesting.


Philip Wilkins
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 5:01 AM


Voted yes. I find it fascinating.



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