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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.

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

in the Beginning there were the Angels and the Children. and They had been there before so they knew what was to come. They line up, like good Children do re...

Freemason etymologies

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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...

Freemason etymologies

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Freemason etymologies

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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...

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...

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The Week Magazine
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:13:15 -0700

Online dictionaries such as m-w.com and dictionary.com have etymologies: information on where the words come from. They get this information from scholars who have kept track of where the various forms of the words have been seen throughout historical ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:52:30 -0800

The original etymologies and current usages of the words "psychosis" and "neurosis" are confusingly topsy-turvy. "Psychosis" literally means a disease of the soul or mind, but for more than 100 years this term has been used to describe only the ...
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:07:30 -0800

Barring additional etymologies, this term seems to approach a core characteristic of most universities, namely the diversity of opinion, culture, language and identity that thrive within them. Subsequent centuries tacked on more familiar descriptions ...


Fri, 05 Dec 2014 02:41:15 -0800

There are photos, links to full descriptions, etymologies of species names and "fun facts." The idea was to be educational, but also accessible, Hardy said. When tree shopping, if you're at a loss, answer a few quick "either-or" questions (e.g., are ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:52:30 -0800

This month, words and trivia Twitter account @HaggardHawks turns one year old. Since December 2013, we've been tweeting obscure words, surprising etymologies and bizarre linguistic facts every day, covering everything from abature (that's the trail of ...

Back Stage

Back Stage
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:52:28 -0800

FADE IN: The A.D. squawks, “OK, this is the Martini! You need to walk in on a banana.” If it's your first day on a set, you might not have any idea what the assistant director is talking about. Many of these terms are throwbacks to another era that ...


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:12:51 -0800

See a list of false etymologies here. Also, several seem to think that there is something anti-libertarian in the idea of a voluntary boycott of retail businesses that open on Thanksgiving. If you think that, please read up on the nature of ...
AINA (press release)
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:45:00 -0800

And if the words "mafia" and "thug" have Arabic/Islamic etymologies, the words "assassinate" and "assassin" are derived from a Medieval Islamic sect: the Hashashin, who pioneered the use of political assassination--with promises of a hedonistic ...

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