Inclusive-format topic

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

This thread is part of the Translator playground: a place for translators to have fun, to network, to learn, and to hone their translation or linguistic skills. See the announcement here.

Need a quick break from work? In this forum translators and language professionals can share quotes about translation, tongue twisters and word plays, translation challenges, etc.

All are welcome to participate and to add new items to this and the other areas of the Translator playground; have fun with it! If you need help or would like to propose an addition to the Translator playground, contact site staff through the online support system.


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


How many did you get right?

You can share your score below.


 
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!


 


There is no moderator assigned specifically to this forum.
To report site rules violations or get help, please contact site staff »


Word origins: which word is older?

Advanced search






Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »
SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2019 has evolved to bring translators a brand new experience. Designed with user experience at its core, Studio 2019 transforms how new users get up and running, helps experienced users make the most of the powerful features, ensures new

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search