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May 3rd, 2012

Ideas Illustrated » Blog Archive » Visualizing English Word Origins.

Looking at the origin of words and comparing fiction (British and American), medical writing, legal writing, and sports writing.

Good thing I have some history with Old English, or I might not understand anything… hahah… and no wonder I don’t understand Medical lit — it’s the least OE-based. A little surprised that Medical lit has more Old French than Legal — would have expected more OF, but maybe the Latin makes up the difference.

Interesting. And geeky, too.