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

Poll Results: 2,916 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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Aaron Bouchard
Saturday October 18, 2014, 9:00 AM


Maybe, plus current meaning

astrid sunnarvik
Friday October 17, 2014, 3:39 PM


I think it can be quite interesting.

Belinda B.
Thursday October 16, 2014, 10:17 AM


thanks

Belinda B.
Thursday October 16, 2014, 10:17 AM


thanks

Belinda B.
Thursday October 16, 2014, 10:16 AM


thanks

Belinda B.
Thursday October 16, 2014, 10:16 AM


thanks

Belinda B.
Thursday October 16, 2014, 10:16 AM


thanks

Belinda B.
Thursday October 16, 2014, 10:16 AM


thanks

Belinda B.
Thursday October 16, 2014, 10:16 AM


thanks

Belinda B.
Thursday October 16, 2014, 10:16 AM


thanks



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