Semantic Antics: How and Why Words Change MeaningSol Steinmetz / Aug 20, 2019
Semantic Antics How and Why Words Change Meaning My favorite popular word book of the year William Safire NY Times A fun new approach to examining etymology Many common English words started out with an entirely different meaning than the
My favorite popular word book of the year William Safire, NY Times 6 22 2008A fun, new approach to examining etymology Many common English words started out with an entirely different meaning than the one we know today For example The word adamant came into English around 855 C.E as a synonym for diamond, very different from today s meaning of the word utterly un My favorite popular word book of the year William Safire, NY Times 6 22 2008A fun, new approach to examining etymology Many common English words started out with an entirely different meaning than the one we know today For example The word adamant came into English around 855 C.E as a synonym for diamond, very different from today s meaning of the word utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion Before the year 1200, the word silly meant blessed, and was derived from Old English saelig, meaning happy This word went through several incarnations before adopting today s meaning stupid or foolish In Semantic Antics, lexicographer Sol Steinmetz takes readers on an in depth, fascinating journey to learn how hundreds of words have evolved from their first meaning to the meanings used today.
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