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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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Wendi M.
Thursday July 28, 2016, 11:53 AM

Are we having a Spelling Bee soon?

tanya r.
Thursday July 28, 2016, 12:03 AM


Peggy B.
Tuesday July 19, 2016, 7:16 PM

20 points to redeem

Sierra D.
Tuesday July 19, 2016, 1:03 PM

#Read #Learn yes

Mike R.
Monday July 18, 2016, 8:54 AM


Leo C
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 5:18 AM

thank you for the info

Jeanne Rogers
Sunday July 10, 2016, 9:07 AM


Jeanne Rogers
Sunday July 10, 2016, 9:06 AM


Jeanne Rogers
Sunday July 10, 2016, 9:06 AM


Dave C.
Saturday July 9, 2016, 5:34 PM

another 20 points, gonna take them while I can, 600 trees in 2016 and ahead of schedule

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