Wednesday, May 5, 2010

124 / Etymology

Words are pretty important. In fact, we wouldn't have a world without words. Not a human world, at least.

Figuring out where words come from is the job of etymology:
etymology |ˌetəˈmäləjē|
noun ( pl. -gies)
the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
• the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning.
That's why I think etymology is so important.

And fun, too!

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