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Patrice Oneal and Louis CK share etymologies

Patrice is being a silly goose as usual so Lou straightens him out and gives him The Business RIP Patriki.

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...

Great Minds Medieval World - 04.Isidore of Seville and the Etymologies

Isidore of Seville left another extraordinary legacy to education. Trace the arc of his career, from his early immersion in the Greek and Roman classics to h...

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...

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...

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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Freemason etymologies

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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!

Let's Revisit Jeopardy! (NES) (Part 2) Weird Etymologies

We continue our gaming adventure, stumble upon a Daily Double, and start losing our voice. Again, desynch issues had me creatively splicing the video back to...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:07:30 -0700

... of Temple that connects the hat to the German Templers who built colonies in pre-state Israel, and others have suggested a link to the sort of similar-sounding English word “dumbbell,” but these explanations appear to be no more than folk etymologies.
Access Atlanta (blog)
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:46:58 -0700

... name reflects the ancient Greek epic by Homer, probably don't necessarily worship Greek gods, he said). "These are cultural holdovers" from a more Biblically literate time, Strawn said of phrases with Scriptural etymologies. "When people say 'Jesus ...

London Free Press

London Free Press
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:45:00 -0700

He loved information. A polyglot who spoke Latin, Greek and Hebrew, he wrote about grammar, astronomy, geography, history and theology. He is credited with producing the world's first database, a 20-volume encyclopedia titled Etymologies or The Origins.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:18:55 -0700

You love etymologies and minutiae and riddles. You're the one stetting up these problems, and as much as Batman is an aspirational figure, you, the writer, are the villain. You're the one putting him through this and creating the problems. I know we've ...
The National
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:11:24 -0700

Their etymologies, however, are hard to determine. It could have emerged in a moment of boredom or creative block, like in the case of “adorkable”. The earliest mention of the word, as chronicled by Google, probably goes back to 2001 when a lovestruck ...
First Things (blog)
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:37:15 -0700

Encyclopedic Isidore of Seville was one of the most widely-read early Christian writers. His analysis of ancient mythology in Etymologies summarized and extended a tradition that combined several components: Etymologies of the names of gods; euhemerist ...
First Things (blog)
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:23:38 -0700

Ahl concludes, “To ignore Varronian etymologies in Latin poetry - and their Cratylan equivalents in Greek - is to ignore an important dimension of the Greek and Roman mind” (25). As with Lucretius, Varro isn't dealing with wordplay in the way we think ...

Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:25:44 -0700

Compare Trivago Guy's general air of inappropriateness with the company's London Underground campaign. The posters offer unfunny fake etymologies arranged as awkward convolutions of questionable taste: “In the language of the Czechs,Trivago means ...

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