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Patrice Oneal and Louis CK share etymologies

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

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...

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...

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...

Freemason etymologies

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Freemason etymologies

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Freemason etymologies

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Etymologies (and other hard words to pronounce)

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31 news items

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 ...

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 ...

The Daily Meal

The Daily Meal
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:18:45 -0700

There are several possible etymologies, ranging from the Dutch schrood, meaning “a piece cut off” to the Norwegian skrei, which is derived from an Old Norse word meaning “to wander.” Skrei is also the name of a variety of cod that's popular in Norway ...
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 ...

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 ...
Washington Post
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:07:30 -0700

A. Neither — those are false etymologies. You're right that the “uh” stands for “Uhura”, but the “oh” is actually “-OH”, which represents the hydroxyl group in organic chemistry. You can tell from the correct pronunciation: the first syllable is ...
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 ...

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 ...

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