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Carina Be Apr 19
While most European languages have their word for vaccination derived from the cowpox virus (variolae vaccinae), the German word "impfen" was originally used in the context of fruit growing and meant "to graft/refine" (which is btw a cognate to the english "imp"
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HappyLight 5h
Jesus: Knock knock 😁 Discipline: Jesus F<cking Christ, you scared me!
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Suzanne Grieco Mattaboni 9h
Replying to @Muzixndmd
Epiphany. Spelunking. Hiraeth. Does that do it for you? Thanks for asking!
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chris roussario 6h
This is why the meaning of the word means Etym = True Meaning and ology = Study Of... and its same in most . But with different spelling and , but same meanings...
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星空みゆき 13h
Hoshizora (星空) means "starry sky", alluding to Cure Happy's powers of "holy light".
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Simon Kuestenmacher Mar 4
shows the spread of major language families. fun :) Source:
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AzulBuho 16h
How Easter got its name. It's all to do with the spring dawn of a new period of life.
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Yitz Weiss Apr 17
Replying to @aciment
See, and I wonder if the way it's used really makes it a statement. Sort of like "How cool is that?" - which isn't meant as a question. Any nerds wanna weigh in?
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Etymology Nerd Mar 23
The name origins behind different types of pasta.
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Adjani OKPU-EGBE Feb 1
Based on , the eligibility criteria for an official genocide declaration shouldn’t be reflected by number of deaths, even if that was the case, how wld know without a fact finding mission on the ground? Geno=race or ethnicity & cide=“killer” thus it’s about why!
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John Kelly 🕳️🐇 Apr 9
Interesting for "yacht," from Dutch "jaghtschip," literally a "ship for chasing."
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jynx 8m
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mary hofstetter 1h
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Matthew 🔢👇👢🤨 Boutilier Feb 14
i was today years old when i realized these are originally antonyms: magis-ter “greater; one’s superior” minis(=minus)-ter “lesser; one’s inferior”
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Charles Arrowsmith Apr 16
Is “stan” a direct reference to the Eminem song; a portmanteau of “stalker” and “fan”; both; or simply whatever answer I like best? (Also... seven years late to the party?)
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Ashlyne O'Neil Mar 8
Anyone ever discuss in their papers? I'm looking for a reliable source to reference in my . It's not a major issue - discussing connotations associated with different terms often used interchangeably.
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Etymology Is Magic Apr 1
The word 'discuss' literally means "to shake apart" (from Latin discuss- "dashed to pieces", from the verb discutere, from dis- "apart" + quatere "shake".) Our modern sense of the word ("converse, debate") developed in the mid-15th century.
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Erin Servais Apr 6
One of my favorite parts of copy editing is checking etymologies. I just learned we have MC Hammer to thank for the phrase "it's all good." He released a song by that name in 1994.
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Stan Carey Apr 3
Ever wonder why 'go' becomes 'went'? It comes from an old past tense of 'wend', a Germanic word meaning 'turn' or 'proceed', which otherwise survives only in the fossilized phrase 'wend one's way'. 1/3
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Oliver Klee 13h
Now I finally know why URL segments are called "slugs":
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