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Off topic: Word origins: which word is older?
Thread poster: RominaZ
Sep 22, 2011

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Have a look at these three sets of words and see if you can guess which entered the language first.

A.-


Check the answers for set "A" here

B.-


Check the answers for set "B" here

C.-


Check the answers for set "C" here

Source: Oxford Words blog


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Thank you Romina.. Sep 23, 2011

Very interesting... I'm a little addicted to the history of language... I made 3 mistakes..

I thought anaphrodisiac entered the language before sexy... however, there is not a huge distance between the two..

Thank you again!


 


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