Saturday, November 30, 2013

Saturday Short

Today's short is from the wonderful TEDEd series "Mysteries of Vernacular" created by Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel. It explores the word "gorgeous".

The entire lesson is featured here.

Some other words explored in the series are "window", "venom", "dynamite", "tuxedo", "hearse", and "pants". All are engaging and many are surprising in what they tell us about word origins and use.

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