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The Etymology of “Lit” is Lit
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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 Etymology of ‘Pedagogy’ Might Surprise You
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The Etymology of ‘Pedagogy’ Might Surprise You

If you love education and love etymology, you’ll dig this. I love looking to the histories of words to better…
The Strange Tale of Merriam-Webster’s Ghost Word
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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…
Not Sure What to Think About this Philosopher’s Rubric
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Not Sure What to Think About this Philosopher’s Rubric

The word rubric was originally used to refer to the annotations medieval church officials made in liturgy books in order…
Why Poetry and STEM are Not So Far Apart
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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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