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Fun Language Facts


You might be surprised to learn where some of

the words we use come from!


Etymology is the study of words, including how they got their meanings and how words develop throughout history.


A good way to think of etymology is to use the image of tree roots. As language develops, all the individual roots of a word come together to form a sturdy foundation. The tree is the current form of a language, standing tall thanks to the roots that came before it.