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A presentation of etymologies and the key role that they play in the English language.

The English language has incorporated more foreign words than any other language and as a result has the largest vocabulary of any language; over half a mill...

Patrice Oneal and Louis CK share etymologies

Ten Words That Shape Your Reality

This video goes through the stories of ten words from their inception to how they have come to affect our expression and even our freedoms This video was ins...

Real Story - SKT1: Chef Midas 전상욱!!

Just a small note: Most of the episodes of this series was done before some of the progamers like Lim Yo Hwan had to serve in the military because of the cou...

SlangSphere. A Comprehensive Slang Dictionary (well-reseached citations and etymologies)

This dictionary promises to be one of the most comprehensive books of its kind on slang from across the English speaking world. A new slang phenomenon in the...

Freemason etymologies

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What Role can Etymologies play in Vocabulary Extension?

In response to Prof Arguelles' talk on Extensive Reading, I explain my method of learning words by origins and ask for comment on how word origins may play a...

Etymologies (and other hard words to pronounce)

Hey there! This is my first vidya on youtube, which explains the origins of some words. Thanks for watching!

How to Pronounce Etymologies

Learn how to say Etymologies correctly with EmmaSaying's "how do you pronounce" free tutorials. Definition of etymology (oxford dictionary): noun (plural ety...

Freemason etymologies

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36 news items

Irish Independent

Irish Independent
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:39:01 -0700

Interestingly, From Out of the City also constantly harks to the past – place-name etymologies, brief histories of Dublin notables – which, in a counterintuitive way, makes this futuristic Dublin more real. The story is told by an octogenarian called ...
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:18:45 -0700

Dear Readers: Out of all the folk etymologies that plague Mexican Spanish – like people thinking gringo comes from Mexicans making fun of the green coats of invading gabachos, or that the phonological similarity of Michigan and Michoacán is proof that ...


Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:07:30 -0700

Inspired by medieval books of hours, which prescribed readings and contemplations for different parts of the day, “All the Time in the World” is a chronological assemblage of more than 75 tidbits from history. Full of witty bon mots and interesting ...

National Post

National Post
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:02:36 -0700

But the crucial shift came when I started reading the etymologies too. They helped me see words as more than static units of meaning and music, and instead as organic outgrowths of something begun long ago, with stems and roots that connect us to the ...

OUPblog (blog)

OUPblog (blog)
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:41:42 -0700

In principle, the OED, conceived as a historical dictionary, did not have to provide etymologies. But the Philological Society always wanted origins to be part of the entries. Hensleigh Wedgwood was at one time considered as a prospective Etymologist ...
NPR (blog)
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:22:30 -0700

We launched our regular Word Watch feature, bringing you the interesting histories and etymologies behind common words and phrases — "crib," "racism," the "grandfather clause," and many more. We polled 1,500 Latino Americans to bring you a series of ...
Michigan Radio
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Despite the prevalence of the term, the origins are still unknown. Curzan explains three possible etymologies. “One possibility is that the poop in party pooper comes from the verb 'to poop,' meaning 'to tire' or 'to exhaust,'” Curzan cites. “This is ...
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:12:40 -0700

Looking at etymologies of words and phrases we use, we often find that these words are actually extremely old — a lot of it comes from Shakespeare. That's fun to discover, especially about a phrase that you think might not be period or that sounds ...

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