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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)
 



Related: 22 Surprising Word Origins (Slideshow)




1755 Comments   add a comment >>
Ian Crory
Wednesday August 16, 2017, 5:42 PM


TY :)

Ian C
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 1:36 PM


Thank you

Panchali Y
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 12:21 PM


Thank you

David C
Saturday August 5, 2017, 8:25 AM


thanks

Ian C
Monday July 31, 2017, 5:31 PM


:)

Paulo R
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 4:48 AM


yes

David C
Wednesday July 19, 2017, 2:40 PM


thanks

David C
Sunday July 9, 2017, 7:31 AM


don't know, but tis fun...and hopefully 20 pts, almost one rainforest donation in and of itself

Jonathan H
Friday July 7, 2017, 7:56 AM


Noted

David C
Monday July 3, 2017, 2:45 PM


thanks



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