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Wordorigins.org is devoted to the origins of words and phrases, or as a linguist would put it, to etymology. Etymology is the study of word origins. (It is not the study of insects; that is entomology.) Where words come from is a fascinating subject,...
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Inspired by a comment by a Listverse contributor on a recent list dealing with Untranslatable words, I decided to submit my first official Listverse list on words that represent concepts which are hard to translate from English into other languages. ...
Below are errors that probably 95 percent of the English-speaking population makes every single day, without even knowing it. The good news is that, once you know what to look for, these errors are easy to avoid in your daily writing.
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If you think you know a lot about word origins and etymology, it's the perfect time for you to try ETYMOLOGIC, a tough and educational word game (don't worry, it's fun too!)
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