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

Poll Results: 2,941 votes
Yes, it helps us understand language
Maybe, plus current meaning
I don't know enough to say
No, it's just trivia
Other (tell us in the comments)

Related: 22 Surprising Word Origins (Slideshow)

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Amanda M
Tuesday May 22, 2018, 11:09 AM


David C
Saturday May 12, 2018, 7:42 AM


Danii P
Thursday May 10, 2018, 1:06 AM

Thanks for sharing.

David C
Tuesday May 1, 2018, 5:54 PM

its fun, thanks

Chrissie R
Friday April 20, 2018, 3:40 AM

Yes, plus it's fun and has helped me learn to speak several languages.

Peggy B
Thursday April 19, 2018, 10:17 AM


Sue H
Wednesday April 18, 2018, 11:12 PM

I think it helps.

David C
Friday April 13, 2018, 5:00 PM

tis fun

Ian C
Wednesday April 4, 2018, 8:19 AM


Ian Crory
Tuesday April 3, 2018, 8:51 AM


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