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

Poll Results: 2,931 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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Alejandra Aboytes
Thursday December 18, 2014, 1:04 AM


Yes

Alejandra Aboytes
Thursday December 18, 2014, 1:04 AM


Yes

Jane R.
Monday December 15, 2014, 4:10 PM


Yes.

AwayNoStarsFwds V.
Wednesday December 10, 2014, 5:21 AM


Yes

William Moorman
Monday December 8, 2014, 11:00 AM


Yes

Rich Welch
Saturday December 6, 2014, 7:22 PM


Understanding words and their origin is only way to truly learn.

Rich Welch
Saturday December 6, 2014, 7:22 PM


Understanding words and their origin is only way to truly learn.

Rich Welch
Saturday December 6, 2014, 7:19 PM


Understanding words and their origin is only way to truly learn.

Rhonda B.
Saturday December 6, 2014, 1:39 PM


Yes!

Brenda Towers
Saturday December 6, 2014, 2:46 AM


Yes! The basis of a real education.



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