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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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Monday January 26, 2015, 8:02 AM


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Monday January 26, 2015, 8:02 AM


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/282/963/850/investigate-and-close-down-animal-care-control-kill-shelters-of-nyc/

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Monday January 26, 2015, 8:02 AM


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/282/963/850/investigate-and-close-down-animal-care-control-kill-shelters-of-nyc/

please speak up for the voiceless


Monday January 26, 2015, 8:02 AM


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/282/963/850/investigate-and-close-down-animal-care-control-kill-shelters-of-nyc/

please speak up for the voiceless


Monday January 26, 2015, 8:02 AM


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/282/963/850/investigate-and-close-down-animal-care-control-kill-shelters-of-nyc/

please speak up for the voiceless

Magdalena J.
Friday January 23, 2015, 9:07 AM


Thank you!


Wednesday January 21, 2015, 5:10 AM


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Michele Brulee
Tuesday January 20, 2015, 11:16 PM


I would have to say yes!

Hent Catalina-Maria
Sunday January 18, 2015, 12:08 PM


yes

Tony D.
Sunday January 18, 2015, 4:10 AM


yes



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