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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 ...

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.

"And a Fart-Bird in a Pear Tree": The 12 Etymologies of Christmas

A silly stocking-stuffer for Christmas: an etymological version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" carol! It was a bit hard to get all the etymologies in, so please ...

Word Origins - semantics, meaning change over time (Etymology 2 of 2)

Etymology explores the origin of words - the history and development of individual words in a language. It asks a question you're likely familiar with: "where did ...

Angels and the Children -- Etymologies and Endings, Natasha Lee

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 ...

(learning Welsh) 5 random etymologies - Dial E for Etymology


W of List of U.S. county name etymologies (S–Z) Top 18 Facts.mp4

What Role can Etymologies play in Vocabulary Extension?

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:48:45 -0800

Buzz in 5 words? Really? Big etymology coming or 2 words. ie Etymologies ONLY! Federal Government Logic: To make US Army Airborne operations "more efficient," discontinue USAF transport wing at the Corps home facility. Showboating aside, you've got ...

Topeka Capital Journal

Topeka Capital Journal
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:50:38 -0800

Rishi said he studied a grade-specific spelling list, the Scripps spelling bee list, the Spell It! list and a consolidated list of about 13,000 words to prepare for the countywide contest, but he plans to study additional Latin roots, regional ...


Mon, 04 Jan 2016 13:32:39 -0800

“I SEE A WORD like a Russian nesting doll. How can I strip it to what its imagined core would be?” asks Hannah Sanghee Park in an interview with Jessica Laser. Her Walt Whitman Award–winning poetry collection, The Same-Different, searches relentlessly ...

Trinidad & Tobago Express

Trinidad & Tobago Express
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:41:15 -0800

Folk etymologies state that the word comes from the Late Latin expression carne vale, which means “farewell to meat”, signifying the approaching Lenten fast. The word carne may also be translated as flesh, producing “a farewell to the flesh”, a phrase ...
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 09:06:58 -0800

Cold temperatures and wintry weather have long inspired poetry and prose. Perhaps it's the invigorating chill or the gorgeous sight of freshly fallen snow that brings ideas to the minds of writers. Consider the vast amount of poetry written about the ...


Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:06:45 -0800

Fascinating though these etymologies are, they lie buried deep inside dictionaries. One woman who has worked hard to unearth them is the chef and cookbook writer Najmieh Batmanglij, known as the Julia Child of Persian cooking. "The reason I wrote five ...


Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:03:45 -0800

... What does the word "honeymoon" actually mean? Has its definition and usage changed over time? Based on my research, it appears there are a few different roots and histories for the word "honeymoon." Here are three of the most popular etymologies: ...


Sun, 31 Jan 2016 05:07:16 -0800

(For a more complete list of proposed etymologies and a detailed explanation of why they are unlikely, see Anatoly Liberman's "Why Don't We Know the Origin of the Word Ghetto?" Now let's see how the ghettoes of Europe morphed into phrases like "ghetto ...

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