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15 Words You Never Knew Came from Literature — Infographic

15 Words You Never Knew Came From Literature

The English language is always evolving, and new words pop up every time we turn around, or so it seems.  At the beginning, they may not be well known, but sometimes become such a part of our everyday lexicon we forget their origin.  Although in some cases, the common meaning of these words may have changed, all of the words on today’s infographic come from literature throughout the ages.  Who knew a “tween” was really between 20 and 33 years old??  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 24, 2017 in Infographics


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Video of the Day – 5/7/13 (Mysteries of the Vernacular: Miniature)

Daily Video — “Mysteries of the Vernacular: Miniature”

Today’s video from TedEd focuses on the origin of the word miniature.  Learn about its roots and how did it came to refer “to all things wee”.

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Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Daily Video


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