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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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What are your thoughts on this subject?
215 Comments
vasilounisv
9/15, could have done a little better, but it was a good quiz--with answers! I'm surprised there was not even one question with the answer arriving from Greek or Latin...
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Apr 11, 2024 8:27PM
Jean Fox
8/15, WORD NERD, maybe.
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Apr 2, 2024 2:16PM
skclary
8/15 and passed! Thanks for answers!
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Apr 2, 2024 12:25AM
Scott
7/15 Not bad. Probably should have done better.
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Dec 9, 2023 5:17PM
Gary Ellis
Did ok. Good quiz. Really appreciate the answers being included.
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Oct 31, 2023 4:05PM
David Roy
The irony! "Are you a linguistic genius? Check you knowledge..." 😂
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Apr 28, 2023 2:55PM
Fred Hodge
13/15.I always thought typhoon was a Japanese word instead of Chinese.Live and learn.
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Apr 1, 2023 12:13AM
theotishaynes
13/15. Not bad, not bad at all. Surprised myself.
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Feb 23, 2023 11:52PM

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