Comments on: Etymology http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 15 May 2014 06:57:14 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Phillip Chipping http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-434669 Phillip Chipping Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:40:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-434669 love it! I’m a huge fan of etymology, and the way this is presented is fantastic! Thanks for sharing. :)

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-434318 Koseli Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:41:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-434318 Oh thanks Andie! I’ll get it from the library as soon as I’m back in Brooklyn. Sounds like my kind of book.

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-434317 Koseli Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:41:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-434317 Awesome. I totally read the dictionary for fun growing up. Nerd alert. :)

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-434316 Koseli Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:40:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-434316 Ha ha. I’m a grammar geek too though I’m rusty and need to study my Chicago Manual of Style to brush up on my skills. Grammar gives you such a deep appreciation for word derivation.

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-434315 Koseli Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:39:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-434315 Oh great tip! Will read.

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-434314 Koseli Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:39:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-434314 That’s so interesting. I love usage too! One of my favorite classes in college focused on the difference between dialects, slang, accents, etc. It was so helpful to understand.

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-434312 Koseli Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:38:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-434312 Ha! That’s amazing. I hope you never corrected him.

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-434311 Koseli Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:38:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-434311 Oh gosh, I wish I knew, Brandy. Anyone else know?

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-434310 Koseli Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:37:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-434310 English major here too, Shannon! Word nerds unite without shame. :)

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By: Koseli http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-434309 Koseli Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:37:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-434309 It is amazing. Language is so beautiful and fascinating. That’s amazing that you speak so many!

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By: Dom http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-434234 Dom Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:25:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-434234 Okay this post was amazing! I never even knew what etymology was but now I’m hooked

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-433637 Erin Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:13:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-433637 And of course, by “shard,” I mean to speak of a tiny sliver of something larger. I didn’t actually put a typo in there and mean “shared.” ;)

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-433636 Erin Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:12:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-433636 Jenni, I suspect we shard a university, and possibly a professor. I also loved the same course–I never hear Benjamin Briton’s pieces without thinking of it.

I’m an editor by profession–today a cooking magazine should arrive for me to proof–and discovering the secret history of words is not only thrilling to me, but also very practical. There are times when I’m editing a manuscript, particularly in academia, that calls for me to pull the OED. If it weren’t available electronically through my library system, I might be tempted to own the legendary hundreds of volumes it constitutes. Just for some nice bedtime reading. :)

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By: Andie http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-433549 Andie Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:39:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-433549 Yes! And you totally have to read The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth–you’ll absolutely love it!

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By: Abbey http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-433205 Abbey Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:56:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-433205 One of my favorite classes in college was my etymology class. Our textbook? The Dictionary. I’d take it again and again…

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By: Kristen E http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-432509 Kristen E Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:31:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-432509 Yes yes yes! I love both etymology and grammar. :) I’m always explaining to my nephews where words have come from and what some of our idioms mean. They just roll their eyes, of course. ;)

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By: Janis http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-432446 Janis Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:34:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-432446 Read “Made in America” by Bill Bryson. Excellent read about how American English evolved.

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By: Pamela Balabuszko-Reay http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-432431 Pamela Balabuszko-Reay Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:48:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-432431 One of my very favorite things is when Anatoly Liberman is a guest on Minnesota Public Radio. They pick a topic about words and people call in with questions. Delightful! At least for this geek.

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By: Jillian in Italy http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-432422 Jillian in Italy Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:15:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-432422 My etymological dictionary is one of my most beloved (and used) books. I have a degree in languages and linguistics and am absolutely enthralled with language and grammatical structures.

My kids are being brought up with 4 languages and they always find it fascinating to compare words in different languages and look up where they originated.

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By: Jenni Bailey http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/etymology/comment-page-1/#comment-432417 Jenni Bailey Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:01:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=29184#comment-432417 LOVE IT. The best class I ever took in college, though everyone laughs when I say it, was History of the English Language. Such an eye opener. Not only did it enhance my appreciation of English words but it also made it easier to “decode” other languages – so that now when I hear someone speaking spanish, which is common here in Florida, I can usually piece together enough of what they are trying to say by breaking it down to the commonest root. Plus, I now feel okay using words like “commonest.” ;)

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