The Hidden Power of Words: Book Review of “The Etymologicon”

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The Hidden Power of Words series takes a look at the language origins of frequently used words across the subjects of organizing, time management and productivity. There’s quite a lot of hidden history (and fascinating order) when it comes to the words we use in today’s day and age!

Image of cover of The Etymologicon, by Mark Forsyth As you may know, I’m a fan of etymology. When I came across The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language, by Mark Forsyth (of the clever and popular etymology blog, The Inky Fool) in the bookstore, I literally grabbed it up with excited delight. An organized book on etymology? I was in heaven…… Read More

The Hidden Power of Words: ‘Jumble’

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The Hidden Power of Words series takes a look at the language origins of frequently used words across the subjects of organizing, time management and productivity. There’s quite a lot of hidden history (and fascinating order) when it comes to the words we use in today’s day and age!

jumble |ˈjəmbəl|
noun
an untidy collection or pile of things… Read More

The Hidden Power of Words: Back-to-School Edition

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The Hidden Power of Words series takes a look at the language origins of frequently used words across the subjects of organizing, time management and productivity.

We end this month’s back-to-school series with a look at a collection of school-related words: high school/college/university grade levels. There’s quite a lot of hidden history (and fascinating order) when it comes to the words we use in today’s day and age!Read More

The Hidden Power of Words: ‘Facilitate’

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The Hidden Power of Words series takes a look at the language origins of frequently used words across the subjects of organizing, time management and productivity. There’s quite a lot of hidden history (and fascinating order) when it comes to the words we use in today’s day and age!

facilitate |fəˈsiliˌtāt|
verb [ with obj. ]
make (an action or process) easy or easier… Read More

The Hidden Power of Words: ‘Deadline’

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The Hidden Power of Words series takes a look at the language origins of frequently used words across the subjects of organizing, time management and productivity. There’s quite a lot of history and fascinating order when it comes to the words we use in today’s day and age!

deadline |ˈdedˌlīn|
noun
1 the latest time or date by which something should be completed… Read More

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