Meanings: “Etymology”

February 3, 2012 tells us that “etymology” comes from Greek roots meaning “true sense of a word.”  This morning, XKCD, which earlier this week featured a character called “Etymology Man,” today gives us a visual that will help us remember not to confuse it with another word:

The strip is headed “Wrong Superhero.”  The previous appearance of Etymology Man is  here.


About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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