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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)




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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


thanks

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


Yes

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


thank you for the info

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


Yes!

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


Yes!

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


Yes!

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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