START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
Tell A Friend

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

Poll Results: 2,844 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)
 



Related: 22 Surprising Word Origins (Slideshow)




850 Comments   add a comment >>
Nicole L.
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 6:54 PM


Yes.

Sara Sezun
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 4:07 PM


Etymology also helps us understand history.

JL A.
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 1:43 PM


I'm saddened Care2 said they will be discontinuing polls

Will Y.
Sunday April 13, 2014, 7:12 PM


Of course, it's interesting to see how meanings have changed, or discover root words that multiple languages use

MJ Justus
Sunday April 13, 2014, 2:56 PM


Yes, and it's interesting, as well.

Nimue P.
Saturday April 12, 2014, 7:46 PM


Yes!

Nimue P.
Saturday April 12, 2014, 7:46 PM


Yes!

Nimue P.
Saturday April 12, 2014, 7:46 PM


Yes!

Marija Mohoric
Saturday April 12, 2014, 9:18 AM


yes, certainly

KAREN G.
Friday April 11, 2014, 9:05 AM


Voted



Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Log In with Facebook
Compose your comment:

Remaining Characters: 1500
Should Extinct species be brought back to life? (when science makes this possible)

Suggest a Poll