Etymology quiz site
Posted: 29 July 2012 01:09 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This site is a new one to me and I know just the people to ask how good or otherwise it is (I haven’t really tried it yet) ...

http://www.etymologic.com/

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Posted: 29 July 2012 01:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Well ... it’s fun.

It’s not all about etymology, though. Some of it is about meanings.

EDIT:
I got 6 out of 10 ...
Some it is quite interesting. Admiral is related to the Arabic “amir”, not the Latin “admirabilis”. Huh.

[ Edited: 29 July 2012 01:28 PM by OP Tipping ]
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Posted: 29 July 2012 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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It has serious problems. The first tip off was when it said mustang was from Tibetan. Some of these are so far off that to call them “wrong” is an insult to those who are wrong.

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Posted: 29 July 2012 11:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Note that the quiz changes each time it’s accessed. The examples of errors already noted are probably endemic.

Edit grammar!

[ Edited: 29 July 2012 11:34 PM by Skibberoo ]
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Posted: 30 July 2012 05:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I gotta go study!

(my Algonquin needs brushing up; my English is beyond human aid)

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