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New York Times

New York Times
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0700

... they're one and the same) are in every sense kin — “kin” itself being one of the many English words, including “genius,” “genital,” “jaunty” and “pregnant,” that spring from their long-entwined etymologies. Most dictionaries trace both terms back ...

Flavorwire

Flavorwire
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:41:15 -0700

New information about the etymologies of entries (both new and familiar) often results from research or readerly input. Often, too, it's the quotations (over and above the source of the word itself) that resonate with readers and “users” of the OED ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:48:10 -0700

... who's to say what the correct spellings of black slang term like fo' shizzle and twerk are? The white men over at the dictionary who have a long history of not acknowledging the African and African American etymologies of many words in American ...

OUPblog (blog)

OUPblog (blog)
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:33:45 -0700

Carl A. F. Mahn rewrote many of Webster's untenable etymologies, but he had no clue to the origin of bad, so that repeating Diefenbach's tentative (and discarded!) opinion looked tempting, but why should anyone have thought to compare bad and böse?

The Week Magazine

The Week Magazine
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 04:03:45 -0700

Kids these days don't know where hang up comes from, and those of us who remember the pre-cell phone era are already receding into the mysterious, etymological past. Here are 15 etymologies to answer the questions of future English speakers. Because ...
 
The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:44:28 -0700

But I later learned that there are two popular theories or “folk etymologies” for this name. The first, favored by many of the early leaders, or “national awakeners” of the Slavic peoples in the 19th century, proposed that the Slavs got their name from ...

Irish Times (blog)

Irish Times (blog)
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:35:29 -0700

Localism, so intrinsic to Irish identity, is discussed in another chapter, “Peasant Etymologies”, whose central thrust – that Irish speakers subscribed to a deeply regional identity – will perhaps be of most interest to non-Irish readers. In 2005 Ó ...
 
The Week Magazine
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:20:37 -0700

When I was young, other kids — and sometimes certain adults — used to half-whisper secret, privileged information. Information about… four-letter words. Information that made me see things in a whole new way. Information that was sometimes conflicting.
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