[PLUG-TALK] On the origin of words

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Thu Sep 19 07:24:56 PDT 2019

Etymology, n.:
         Some early etymological scholars came up with derivations that
  were hard for the public to believe.  The term "etymology" was formed
  from the Latin "etus" ("eaten"), the root "mal" ("bad"), and "logy"
  ("study of").  It meant "the study of things that are hard to swallow."
                 -- Mike Kellen

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