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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)
 



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Panchali Yapa
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 12:15 PM


Thank you

John Baranowski
Tuesday May 19, 2015, 11:56 PM


Yes

Paulo Reeson
Monday May 18, 2015, 11:34 PM


yes

Jonathan Harper
Sunday May 17, 2015, 8:22 AM


Yes

Angela Blonk
Friday May 15, 2015, 6:02 PM


yeah, and its super cool

Catrin NoForwardsPlease
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 9:50 AM


Yes

Catrin NoForwardsPlease
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 9:49 AM


Yes

Catrin NoForwardsPlease
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 9:49 AM


Yes

Catrin NoForwardsPlease
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 9:49 AM


Yes

Catrin NoForwardsPlease
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 9:48 AM


Yes



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