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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.


Check the answers for set "A" here


Check the answers for set "B" here


Check the answers for set "C" here

Source: Oxford Words blog

How many did you get right?

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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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