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‘Learn’ Used to Mean ‘Teach’ or Why We Should All Read the Dictionary
Humanities

‘Learn’ Used to Mean ‘Teach’ or Why We Should All Read the Dictionary

I do enjoy me strolls down etymology lane, I’m not gonna lie. Though I never considered that “to learn” actually…
The Word You Didn’t Know Was Missing from Your Educational Lexicon
Arts + Letters

The Word You Didn’t Know Was Missing from Your Educational Lexicon

I love old words. Join me in incorporating “schoolery” into your next meeting, parent-teacher conference, or whereevs. (I love this…
The Etymology of “Lit” is Lit
Arts + Letters

The Etymology of “Lit” is Lit

Lovers of quirky wordy things prepare to spend the next three minutes reading Merriam-Webster’s brief summary of the etymology of…
The Strange Tale of Merriam-Webster’s Ghost Word
Arts + Letters

The Strange Tale of Merriam-Webster’s Ghost Word

Merriam-Webster is redefining the role of the dictionary in the 21st century. If you don’t follow them on Twitter, I…
Why Poetry and STEM are Not So Far Apart
STEM

Why Poetry and STEM are Not So Far Apart

Etymology is often my go-to inspiration source for looking at things differently.  Big ups to Merriam-Webster for this etymological gem…
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