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Are you a linguistic genius? Check you knowledge of English borrowings

English has definitely taken a few pages out of other languages' books! How well do you know the sources of these common English words? If you can get 13/15 origins, you're a linguistics genius!

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203 Comments
earlepg
8/15 Definite Word Nerd - No argument from me. Makes no difference, but I don't know why I marked two of the wrong ones.
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Oct 25, 2021 4:26AM
schnides
there alot French and Italian words that were actually based in Latin. the question needs to be worded differently. I did get 14/15 after I saw what they based their answers on.
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Oct 13, 2021 2:28PM
Camilla Prosser
Dumber than a rock!
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Sep 7, 2021 4:01PM
Barry Crews
I would argue that 'typhoon' could be either Chinese OR Japanese
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Aug 20, 2021 9:00AM
Darlene Davidson
12/15. Linguistics genius. Not quite.
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Jul 17, 2021 2:02PM
Irma Rivera
Definitely word nerd!!!
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Jun 6, 2021 4:07PM
Marienne Litolff
11/15. Word nerd but I should have done better.
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Apr 16, 2021 11:36PM
Linda Spreng
9/15. I'm a word nerd.
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Apr 7, 2021 4:12PM
James Steven Willis
10/15 Chinese and Japanese throw me plus I didn’t see Sanskrit
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Mar 23, 2021 11:16AM

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