Merriam-Webster online and word stories

Just in case you don’t know it, the online dictionary Merriam Webster once in a while has a very interesting post about various topics about words. Recently there is a Top 10 words with remarkable origins.

Normally we accept the word as it is. However, words are in fact living things. Think about how our own Vietnamese language, how many new words are added each year, how the old words change their own meanings, and how some words are so out-dated that no one wants to use it. The same thing happens with English (as well as other language). Thus by reading this, you not only learn new words, but also know about its history. A bit something for someone who wants to know where this come from and how it ends up here.


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